Ship and Submarine Maintenance: Cost and Schedule Challenges, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Readiness of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, October 22, 2019   [open pdf - 443KB]

This is the October 22, 2019 hearing "Ship and Submarine Maintenance: Cost and Schedule Challenges" held before the Subcommittee on Readiness of the House Armed Services Committee. From the opening statement of John Garamendi: "A series of alarming mishaps in recent years and subsequent committee investigations into the surface Navy readiness revealed how degraded material conditions of ships and poor maintenance practices adversely impacted readiness and put our sailors at risk. Ship and submarine maintenance is particularly high stakes as the Navy's fleet is the foundation of global power projection. Rigorous and timely maintenance means we can have more ships at sea and it is necessary to preserve our ships' availability for their expected service life. Unlike other platforms, major ship maintenance work is complex, enormously expensive, and relatively infrequent, so it is critical that we get this right." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: James F. Geurts and Thomas J. Moore.

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H.A.S.C. No. 116-47; House Armed Services Committee No. 116-47
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