Best Practices at Public and Private Shipyards, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, July 29, 2015 [open pdf - 223KB]
This is from the July 29, 2015 hearing, "Best Practices at Public and Private Shipyards," Hearing Before the Senate Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support. From the opening statement of Kelly Ayotte: "The topic of today's hearing is Best Practices at Our Shipyards. Our Nation's private and public shipyards manufacture and maintain the Navy's ships and submarines. While the workers at these shipyards are largely civilians, they play a critical role in protecting and defending our country. Combatant commanders and the men and women of the United States Navy look to the workers at our shipyards to provide them technologically advanced, reliable, safe, and combat-ready ships and submarines. To fulfill this essential function, shipyards must constantly reassess practices to promote efficiency, performance, and responsible stewardship of our tax dollars. This requires identifying best practices, assessing their impact on performance, and ensuring those best practices are institutionalized and shared. In addition to private shipyards, like Newport News, our Nation has four public shipyards. Each of these public shipyards plays an indispensable role in sustaining our Nation's naval readiness, but I'm particularly proud of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is the Navy's Center of Excellence for fast attack nuclear-powered submarine maintenance, modernization, and repair. That is more than just words. The skilled and dedicated workers at Portsmouth have proven with their performance and their consistent track record of completing projects ahead of schedule and under budget." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ray Bagley, and Paul R. O'Connor.
S. Hrg. 114-210; Senate Hearing 114-210
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