Some must-reads from this week's issue of Inside the Navy:
1. The F-35 joint program office and Lockheed Martin will hold a "Consideration Summit" in a few months to discuss software deficiencies and make sure the government does not pay for the same product twice.
2. The Navy is proposing a new three-year, consolidated contract to buy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft, a $3.7 billion deal that locks in orders through 2021, as a hedge against the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter taking longer than planned to be fielded.
3. An influential Republican senator unveiled legislation last week to improve the Navy's surface force readiness that includes language providing new authorities for the service's acquisition executive.