Navy re-evaluating shipyard improvement program cost following Portsmouth project overruns

By Aidan Quigley / October 21, 2021 at 11:51 AM
After the bid for shipyard improvements at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine came in far above estimates, the Navy is re-evaluating the cost of its ongoing 20-year, $21 billion Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program. Navy spokesman Lt. Lewis Aldridge told Inside Defense in a statement Monday that SIOP costs have increased since the initial estimate. “In addition to leveraging lessons learned from the Portsmouth project for the remaining drydock projects, the Navy is conducting modeling and simulation efforts this year...

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