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State of Public Shipyards to Meet the Current Mission Needs and Investment Strategies to Support Future National Security Requirements, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, April 5, 2016   [open pdf - 171KB]

This testimony compilation is from the April 5, 2016 hearing, "State of Public Shipyards to Meet the Current Mission Needs and Investiment Strategies to Support Future National Securit Requirements," before the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support of the Commiiee on Armed Services. From the statement of Admiral William H. Hilarides: "Chairman Ayotte, Senator Kaine, and distinguished members of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, we appreciate the opportunity to testify about the Naval Shipyards' role in meeting Navy operational requirements. We are here representing the more than 33,000 hardworking, dedicated and patriotic professionals-both civilian and military-who work in the Naval Shipyards. Our Naval Shipyards have been challenged by an increasing workload and the effects of hiring freezes and overtime restrictions that have contributed to some ships being delivered late out of their availabilities. To address this workload-to-workforce imbalance, we increased the size of our workforce and enhanced training and apprenticeship programs to improve productive capacity. Further, we continue to recapitalize our infrastructure to improve workflow and better align the shipyard layout and tooling. The men and women, military and civilian, who work at our Naval Shipyards are right now undertaking these initiatives and tackling these challenges every day." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: William H. Hilarides and Dixon R. Smith.

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2016-04-05
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