The Resource Best Practices: High Levels of Knowledge at Key Points Differentiate Commercial Shipbuilding from Navy Shipbuilding

Best Practices: High Levels of Knowledge at Key Points Differentiate Commercial Shipbuilding from Navy Shipbuilding

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Best Practices: High Levels of Knowledge at Key Points Differentiate Commercial Shipbuilding from Navy Shipbuilding
Title
Best Practices: High Levels of Knowledge at Key Points Differentiate Commercial Shipbuilding from Navy Shipbuilding
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Cost growth is a prevalent problem in Navy shipbuilding programs, particularly for the first ships in new classes. In response to a mandate in the conference report accompanying the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2008, GAO undertook this review to accomplish the following: (1) identify key practices employed by leading commercial ship buyers and shipbuilders that ensure satisfactory cost, schedule, and ship performance; (2) determine the extent to which Navy shipbuilding programs employ these practices; and (3) evaluate how commercial and Navy business environments incentivize the use of best practices. To address these objectives, GAO visited leading commercial ship buyers and shipbuilders, reviewed its prior Navy work, and convened a panel of shipbuilding experts. GAO suggests Congress consider refining required reporting to include additional design stability metrics. GAO is also making recommendations to the Secretary of Defense aimed at improving shipbuilding programs by balancing requirements and resources early, retiring technical risk and stabilizing design at key points, moving to fixed-price contracts for lead ships, evaluating in-house management capability, and assessing if the desired fleet size sufficiently constrains the cost and technical content of new ships. The Department of Defense agreed with five recommendations and partially agreed with two. GAO believes all recommendations remain valid
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DTICE
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no index present
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non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Francis, Paul L
  • Zuckerstein, Karen
  • Bradley, Kelly
  • Durbin, Christopher R
  • Egger, Brian
  • Heuwinkel, Kristine
  • Kelly, Jason
  • Madar, C. J
  • GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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  • Risk management
  • Project management
  • Maritime industry
  • Costs
  • Shipbuilding
  • Naval architecture
  • Navy
  • Economics and cost analysis
  • Marine engineering
  • Military forces and organizations
  • Ship models
  • Naval procurement
  • Shipyards
  • Site investigations
  • Industrial procurement
  • Quality control
  • Scheduling
  • Performance(engineering)
  • Industrial production
  • Department of defense
  • Contract administration
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adult
Label
Best Practices: High Levels of Knowledge at Key Points Differentiate Commercial Shipbuilding from Navy Shipbuilding
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Congressional rept
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
76 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)426121923
  • (OCoLC)ocn426121923
Label
Best Practices: High Levels of Knowledge at Key Points Differentiate Commercial Shipbuilding from Navy Shipbuilding
Publication
Note
Congressional rept
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
76 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)426121923
  • (OCoLC)ocn426121923

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