Inside the Navy highlights

By Lee Hudson / October 10, 2017 at 10:15 AM

Some must-reads from this week's issue of Inside the Navy:

1. The Navy has several high profile acquisition programs at risk if Congress adopts a six-month continuing resolution -- the Joint Strike Fighter, Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine and the Ford-class aircraft carrier.

Full Story: Navy has several high profile programs at risk under six-month CR

2. Congress has approved a Pentagon request to shift $412 million between accounts to boost purchases of precision munitions using funds appropriated in fiscal years 2016 and 2017, allowing the U.S. government to immediately increase buys of both new weapons -- such as the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile and Small Diameter Bomb II -- and inventory mainstays, such as the Joint Direct Attack Munition.

Full Story: DOD poised to pump hundreds of millions more into select precision munition programs

3. The Marine Corps and U.S. Special Operations Command have established a joint board for better integration between the two organizations and plan to release a concept on how to operate in the future.

Full Story: Marine Corps, SOCOM establish joint board with integration focus

4. The Marine Corps' use of additive manufacturing will change questions surrounding acquisitions to reflect the technology's ability to sustain weapon system.

Full Story: 3D printing changing key questions around weapon systems acquisition