Some must-reads from this week's issue of Inside the Navy:
1. The Navy has not identified a budget offset to pay for a second Littoral Combat Ship in the fiscal year 2018 request and does not plan to do so until July, Inside the Navy has learned.
2. The Navy is requesting an additional $5.46 billion in its fiscal year 2018 unfunded priorities list, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.
3. The Marine Corps is modifying the delivery schedule for one next-generation amphibious vehicle vendor because of technical problems with the company's offering.
4. The Navy is working on a long-term investment strategy for public shipyards because the dry docks are outdated and additional capacity is needed to build a 355-ship fleet, according to a service official.