Naval Shipyards: Key Actions Remain to Improve Infrastructure to Better Support Navy Operations, Report to Congressional Committees [open pdf - 3MB]
From the Document: "The poor condition of infrastructure at the Navy's four public shipyards-- Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Virginia; Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Maine; Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Washington; and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Hawaii--affects the readiness of the aircraft carrier and submarine fleets they are charged with maintaining. In response to congressional direction to create a plan to address the shipyards' infrastructure deficiencies, the Navy developed the 'Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Plan', which the Navy estimates will require $21 billion and 20 years to implement. Senate Report 115-262 accompanying a bill for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 included a provision for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to review the 'Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Plan'. GAO evaluated the extent to which the plan (1) addresses deficiencies in the infrastructure needed to support the Navy's projected needs, (2) includes reliable cost estimates to address those deficiencies, and (3) identifies clear roles and responsibilities for implementation. GAO reviewed the Navy's shipyard infrastructure plan and cost estimates; conducted site visits to shipyards selected to provide a variety of operational perspectives; and interviewed Navy and shipyard officials."
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/