Senate authorizers include most of Wicker's surface warfare reform provisions

By Justin Katz  
June 8, 2018 at 4:04 PM
The Senate Armed Services Committee's version of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill adopts several provisions from a surface warfare reform bill introduced earlier this year by an influential Republican senator. Senate Armed Services seapower subcommittee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) in February introduced the Surface Warfare Enhancement Act. The senator's bill leveraged recommendations from the Navy's strategic readiness review and comprehensive review along with recommendations from the Government Accountability Office, Inside the Navy previously reported. Both reviews and GAO's...

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