VIRTUAL EVENT: U.S. Navy Shipyards Are In Crisis: Understanding the Issue and Next Steps

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September 30, 2020 VIRTUAL EVENT: U.S. Navy Shipyards Are In Crisis: Understanding the Issue and Next Steps

Join us as we discuss how shortcomings at our Navy shipyards are constraining the Navy’s effectiveness and what can be done to solve them.

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) undocked USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on time Aug. 29, a key milestone in the carrier’s Drydocking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA). Photo By: Daniel DeAngelis, Naval Sea Systems Command

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Online

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The Navy’s four public shipyards, which exclusively maintain nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers, are plagued with crumbling infrastructure, obsolete capital equipment, and a small, over-taxed workforce. These issues have contributed to years of maintenance delays for the nuclear fleet. Yet, both the National Security Strategy and National Defense Strategy emphasize that the new age of great power competition requires the U.S. Navy to play an outsized role in power projection and national defense.

Right now the Defense Department is struggling to deliver a shipbuilding plan that reflects a viable path to 355 battle force ships. Even if such a plan can be produced, our naval forces are only as good as our ability to maintain them. Join us as we discuss how shortcomings at our Navy shipyards are constraining the Navy’s effectiveness and what can be done to solve them.

RESOURCES: 

>>> Government Accountability Office: Actions Needed to Address the Main Factors Causing Maintenance Delays for Aircraft Carriers and Submarines

>>> Maiya Clark: U.S. Navy Shipyards Desperately Need Revitalization and a Rethink

 

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