Navy can't 'buy its way out' of programmatic challenges, comptroller says

By Nick Wilson / April 3, 2024 at 4:12 PM
The Navy can't "buy its way out" of the problems facing key acquisitions programs, a senior official said today, though the service is still determining exactly what it can do to alleviate widespread delays across high-priority submarine and ship acquisition programs. “The main thing that's clear is we're not buying our way out of these programmatic difficulties,” Navy Comptroller Russell Rumbaugh said at an American Enterprise Institute event, in remarks that follow the service's release of a shipbuilding review identifying...

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