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.
Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Keynote Remarks by
With expert commentary from
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.
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