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DOD plans independent cost estimates for all follow-on Ford-class ships beginning with CVN-80

June 16, 2017 |
Jason Sherman
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The Pentagon, wrestling with ballooning price tags for the first two ships of the Navy's next-generation aircraft carrier program, now plans to prepare independent cost estimates for each follow-on Ford-class ship beginning with the Enterprise (CVN-80) -- a move that comes after allowing an 11-year gap between scrutinizing costs of lead ships CVN-78 and CVN-79, according to congressional auditors. The Pentagon's acting acquisition executive, James MacStravic, disclosed the new policy as part of DOD's Feb. 7 response to a draft...

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