Navy Ford (CVN-78) Class Aircraft Carrier Program: Background and Issues for Congress [Updated September 29, 2021] [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Introduction: "This report provides background information and potential oversight issues for Congress on the 'Gerald R. Ford' (CVN-78) class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier (CVN) aircraft carrier program. The Navy's proposed FY2022 budget requests $2,659.5 million (i.e., about $2.7 billion) in procurement funding for the 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/