Navy Ford (CVN-78) Class Aircraft Carrier Program: Background and Issues for Congress [Updated November 5, 2019] [open pdf - 5MB]
From the Introduction: "This report provides background information and potential oversight issues for Congress on the Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) class aircraft carrier program. The Navy's proposed FY2019 budget requests a total of $2,347 million (i.e., about $2.3 billion) in procurement funding for the CVN-78 program. Congress's decisions on the CVN-78 program could substantially affect Navy capabilities and funding requirements and the shipbuilding industrial base."
CRS Report for Congress, RS20643
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/