Navy agrees to adopt some commercial ship design best practices but stops short of full GAO recommendation

By Nick Wilson / May 6, 2024 at 12:19 PM
The Navy has resolved to complete more functional design work on new shipbuilding programs prior to milestone B, but the commitment falls short of a new recommendation from government auditors, which encourages the sea service to complete a ship's functional design before awarding a detail design and construction contract. The new Government Accountability Office report provides eight recommendations drawn from commercial shipbuilders’ best practices, including that the Navy “ensure that shipbuilding programs complete functional design for new ships before awarding...

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