The Resource Ford-class carriers : lead ship testing and reliability shortfalls will limit initial fleet capabilities : report to congressional requesters

Ford-class carriers : lead ship testing and reliability shortfalls will limit initial fleet capabilities : report to congressional requesters

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Ford-class carriers : lead ship testing and reliability shortfalls will limit initial fleet capabilities : report to congressional requesters
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Ford-class carriers
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lead ship testing and reliability shortfalls will limit initial fleet capabilities : report to congressional requesters
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  • Ford class carriers
  • Lead ship testing and reliability shortfalls will limit initial fleet capabilities
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lead ship testing and reliability shortfalls will limit initial fleet capabilities
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eng
Summary
The Navy plans to spend over $43 billion to produce three Ford-class aircraft carriers. The lead ship, CVN 78, is under construction, and preparation work is underway for the second, CVN 79. These ships will feature new technologies designed to increase capability and reduce crew size. GAO was asked to evaluate the progress of the Ford class. This report examines (1) technical, design, and construction challenges to delivering the lead ship within budget and schedule estimates; (2) the Navy's test strategy for demonstrating CVN 78's required capabilities; and (3) actions the Navy is taking to improve CVN 79 cost outcomes. GAO analyzed documents related to mission requirements, acquisition plans and performance, and testing strategies, and interviewed Department of Defense (DOD) and contractor officials. GAO recommends the Secretary of Defense take several actions aimed at ensuring Ford-class carrier acquisitions are supported by sound requirements and a comprehensive testing strategy, including conducting a cost-benefit analysis of required capabilities and associated costs. GAO is also recommending actions to improve the Navy's knowledge about CVN 79 capabilities and costs before beginning contract negotiations. DOD concurred with one recommendation, partially concurred with three others, and did not concur with the recommendation to defer CVN 79's detail design and construction contract award. GAO maintains that DOD's current schedule for awarding this contract undermines the government's negotiating position
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non fiction
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  • Aircraft carriers
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Ford-class carriers : lead ship testing and reliability shortfalls will limit initial fleet capabilities : report to congressional requesters
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  • Title from title screen (viewed Dec. 19, 2013)
  • "September 2013."
  • "GAO-13-396."
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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mixed
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text
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource (ii, 65 pages)
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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color illustrations
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)871556881
  • (OCoLC)ocn871556881
Label
Ford-class carriers : lead ship testing and reliability shortfalls will limit initial fleet capabilities : report to congressional requesters
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed Dec. 19, 2013)
  • "September 2013."
  • "GAO-13-396."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 65 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)871556881
  • (OCoLC)ocn871556881

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