Lawmakers again take aim to regulate Navy's unmanned efforts

By Justin Katz / June 23, 2020 at 2:47 PM
Despite a less aggressive public campaign from the Navy this budget cycle to highlight unmanned ships, House lawmakers are continuing to push for legislative provisions to temper the service's rapid efforts to develop the untested technology. "To expedite technology development and accelerate fielding initial capabilities, the Navy is using a range of new acquisition authorities that allow the department to bypass traditional lines of program oversight," according to the House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee's mark of the...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.

Log in to access this content.