Pappano: Navy must focus on timely Columbia fielding despite schedule oversight concerns

By Nick Wilson / February 16, 2023 at 4:03 PM
While the Navy looks to improve its schedule risk oversight of Columbia-class submarine production, it's too late for the type of long-term risk analysis that government auditors have recommended, and the service must maintain focus on fielding the submarines on time by any means necessary, according to a top official who oversees the program. Speaking Wednesday at the Nuclear Deterrence Summit, Rear Adm. Scott Pappano discussed a Government Accountability Office report indicating a lack of schedule risk analysis by the...

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