Tag Archives: Vice Adm. Michael Moran

Navy Taking Hard Look at Sustainment Costs, As New Projection Doubles Expected Long-Term Bill

Navy Taking Hard Look at Sustainment Costs, As New Projection Doubles Expected Long-Term Bill

Hull Technician 2nd Class Ronald Bell, from Bronx, N.Y., left, and Hull Technician 3rd Class Shaughnessy O’Day, from Columbus, Ind., weld a light fixture aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG-82) during a sustainment exercise in 2019. US Navy Photo

The Navy has long struggled to understand its sustainment costs and how they affect budget plans in the near- and long-term, but an intensive effort is underway to get a better grasp on where those costs are in the budget, who is responsible for paying them and how they affect future plans to grow the fleet. Read More

Navy Leaders Will Hold Program Managers More Accountable for Cutting Time, Cost

Navy Leaders Will Hold Program Managers More Accountable for Cutting Time, Cost

An artist’s rendering of a Raytheon AN/ALQ-249 mid-range jammer on an EA-18G Growler. Raytheon Image

ARLINGTON, Va. – Even within the regular acquisition system, the Navy expects that all of its program managers will find ways to shave time and money off their programs. Anything less is a failure of leadership, the principal military deputy for the Navy acquisition chief said at an engineering conference last week. Read More