Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, has told Defense News the U.S. Navy will have to delay aircraft construction, shipbuilding and other projects if continuing resolutions will continue beyond the first quarter of fiscal year 2016.
Greenert said in an interview published Monday the service branch’s other procurement programs will also be affected if such resolutions that set spending at fiscal year 2015 levels persist in the second and third quarters of fiscal 2016, Vago Muradian writes.
He said Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) proposal to give the service branches authority over acquisition programs aims to clarify and streamline the procurement process, including changes to requirements, cost and schedule.
“I would like to cosign any change to any program because I’m the customer,” Greenert said in the interview.
“I’m responsible to my sailors to deliver an effective program.”
Greenert also cited technology, repurposing and the involvement of junior naval officers in the development of innovative platforms as core components of the Navy’s innovation strategy.
Click here to read Greenert’s full interview.