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GAO: Navy unable to complete 73 maintenance periods at public shipyards over 23 years

September 12, 2017 |
Lee Hudson
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The cost of the Navy's maintenance projects at its four public shipyards has grown by 41 percent over five years to an estimated $4.86 billion, and, as a result, the service anticipates it will be unable to conduct 73 of 218 maintenance periods over the next 23 fiscal years, according to the Government Accountability Office. From FY-00 through FY-16, inadequate facilities and equipment at the public shipyards led to maintenance delays that contributed to more than 1,300 lost operational days...

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