With recovery efforts continuing, HASC sets hearing on Navy readiness

AUGUST 25, 2017 — The Navy reports that U.S. Navy and Marine Corps divers recovered and identified remains of 26-year-old USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Sailor, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dustin

GAO: Navy still accepting ships with many defects

JULY 14, 2017 — A GAO report finds that the Navy continues to accept ships with a substantial number of defects and that not all of those defects are rectified by the

GAO reports on Abandoned and Distressed Vessels

MARCH 28, 2017 — The GAO has published a report reviewing the actions federal and state agencies have taken to address abandoned and distressed vessels (ADVs) in U.S. waterways. ADVs can block

LCS: Senate panel hears contrasting views

DECEMBER 2, 2016 — Testimony given yesterday at a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee underscored continuing differences of opinion on the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). Some of the sharpest

GAO reports on Navy ship repair contracting strategy

NOVEMBER 22, 2016 — In 2015 the U.S. Navy introduced a new contracting strategy for ship repair, called Multiple Award Contract, Multi Order (MAC-MO). A report to Congress by the GAO finds

Eastern Shipbuilding gets go ahead on OPC contract

OCTOBER 6, 2016 —The U.S. Coast Guard moved forward with the offshore patrol cutter acquisition yesterday by issuing a notice to proceed to the detail design and construction phase (Phase II). The

GAO urges delay in procurement of DDG 51 Flight III

AUGUST 5, 2016 — A GAO study (GAO-16-613) finds that delaying procurement of DDG 51 Flight III Arleigh Burke destroyers would allow time to increase design knowledge. Flight III ships will include

GAO reports on waterways fuel tax compliance

AUGUST 3, 2016 — A recent U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report (GAO-16-682) finds that, based on results of audits, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) views vessel operators to be substantially in

GAO: First Ford class carrier headed for cost overruns

NOVEMBER 21, 2014 — The lead Ford-class aircraft carrier (CVN 78) looks likely to be delivered late and over budget. The Navy will try to use smoke and mirrors to minimize the

GAO releases OPC bid protest decision

JUNE 23, 2014 — As we reported earlier, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on June 2, 2014, issued a bid protest decision that upheld the U.S. Coast Guard’s award of three