The Resource Navy shipbuilding : significant investments in the littoral combat ship continue amid substantial unknowns about capabilities, use, and cost : report to congressional requesters

Navy shipbuilding : significant investments in the littoral combat ship continue amid substantial unknowns about capabilities, use, and cost : report to congressional requesters

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Navy shipbuilding : significant investments in the littoral combat ship continue amid substantial unknowns about capabilities, use, and cost : report to congressional requesters
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Navy shipbuilding
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significant investments in the littoral combat ship continue amid substantial unknowns about capabilities, use, and cost : report to congressional requesters
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  • Significant investments in the littoral combat ship continue amid substantial unknowns about capabilities, use, and cost
  • Littoral combat ship
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eng
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The Navy's LCS consists of the ship, called a seaframe, and mission packages, which provide combat capability. LCS is intended to be reconfigurable to perform three primary missions: surface warfare; mine countermeasures; and anti-submarine warfare. The Navy currently plans to buy 52 seaframes, including two variants being constructed at two U.S. shipyards, and 64 mission packages. The total estimated acquisition cost is about $40 billion in 2010 dollars. GAO was asked to assess the status of the LCS program. This report examines (1) the progress and challenges associated with seaframe and mission module production, development, and testing; and (2) the soundness of the Navy's business case for the integrated LCS program. GAO analyzed Navy and contractor documents, toured shipyards and LCS ships, and interviewed DOD and Navy officials and contractor representatives. To ensure that LCS investments are informed by key information, Congress should consider restricting funding for further ships until the Navy completes several studies about future LCS designs and capabilities. GAO is also making several recommendations, including that DOD limit future seaframe and mission package purchases until it achieves key acquisition and testing milestones. DOD disagreed with these recommendations, stating that slowing seaframe purchases would cause prices to rise and mission package purchases are needed to equip operational ships. GAO believes the Navy does not have adequate knowledge about LCS capabilities to support the planned procurement rate
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non fiction
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United States
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Mackin, Michele
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  • United States
  • Littoral combat ships
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Navy shipbuilding : significant investments in the littoral combat ship continue amid substantial unknowns about capabilities, use, and cost : report to congressional requesters
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  • Title from title screen (viewed Nov. 4, 2013)
  • "July 2013."
  • "GAO-13-530."
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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mixed
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource (iii, 71 pages)
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one file format
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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color illustrations
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)855539306
  • (OCoLC)ocn855539306
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Navy shipbuilding : significant investments in the littoral combat ship continue amid substantial unknowns about capabilities, use, and cost : report to congressional requesters
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed Nov. 4, 2013)
  • "July 2013."
  • "GAO-13-530."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (iii, 71 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)855539306
  • (OCoLC)ocn855539306

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