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Health of the Department of Defense Industrial Base and its Role in Providing Readiness to the Warfighter, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, March 29, 2017   [open pdf - 497KB]

This testimony compilation made by the HSDL staff is from the March 29, 2017 hearing, "Health of the Department of Defense Industrial Base and its Role in Providing Readiness to the Warfighter," before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support of the Committee on Armed Services. The purpose of this hearing was to discuss, "the current state of Navy readiness and the challenges we face today and in the future. Before we discuss Navy's readiness challenges and our plans to address them, it is important to understand our present situation. Globally present and modern, our Navy provides timely, agile, and effective options to national leaders as they seek to advance American security and prosperity. Today, however, the ongoing demand for naval forces continues to grow, which will require the Navy to continue to make tough choices. In the classic trade space for any service (readiness, modernization and force structure), readiness has become the bill payer in an increasingly complex and fast-paced security environment. To address these realities, the Navy has identified investments to restore the readiness of the fleet today to shore up what we have. At the same time, we cannot restore the fleet to full health without also updating our platforms and weapons to better address current and future threats, and evaluating the right size of the Navy so that it can sustain the tempo of operations that has become the norm." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Larry D. Wyche, Paul A. Grosklags, Thomas J. Moore, Michael G. Dana, and Lee K. Levy II.

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