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Navy Looks to Industry Best Practices to Transform Ship Sustainment Process; Vice Adm. William Galinis Quoted

Ship Sustainment

The U.S. Navy's four public shipyards have adopted corporate best practices as part of an initiative to address challenges associated with the aircraft carrier and submarine maintenance process. Naval Sea Systems Command said the service worked with Boston Consulting Group to determine how approaches used by industry could help shipyard personnel complete work on schedule through the Naval Sustainment Systems - Shipyard effort.

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Vice Adm. Thomas Moore: Navy Won’t Revive Inactive Vessels to Reach 355-Ship Goal

Vice Adm. Thomas Moore, head of Naval Sea Systems Command, said the U.S. Navy won't restore inactive destroyers, frigates and other combat vessels to meet the planned 355-ship fleet, the Military website reported Wednesday. He told reporters on Tuesday that the decision was based on a review conducted by service leaders of the Navy’s list of decommissioned vessels stored at ship maintenance facilities in Philadelphia; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Bremerton, Wash.

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Navy Exploring Cold Spray to Speed Up, Improve Asset Maintenance

The U.S. Navy is exploring a new method of welding that officials said could reduce costs and accelerate maintenance of naval assets. The Tactical Innovation Implementation Lab within the Navy is leading efforts to field the cold spray process across U.S. shipyards, the service branch said Wednesday

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Vice Adm. Thomas Moore: NAVSEA Plans to Modify Maintenance Contract Strategy With Private Shipyards

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Thomas Moore, head of Naval Sea Systems Command, has said NAVSEA plans to introduce changes to the multiple-award contract/multi-order strategy in an effort to improve the contracting process with private yards for ship maintenance work, USNI News reported Wednesday. NAVSEA has started a pilot program that aims to combine ship maintenance availabilities to provide private yards with a “little more stable and predictive work” and facilitate on-time delivery of ships, Moore said Tuesday at the American Society of Naval Engineers’ Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium.

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CBO: Attack Submarine Maintenance Work Less Expensive at Private Shipyards

A new Congressional Budget Office analysis has found that performing a common type of maintenance work on the U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class attack submarines (SSN-688) at the service’s public shipyards is more expensive than at private shipyards, USNI News reported Thursday. The finding stems from CBO’s examination of Docking Selected Restricted Availability overhaul work for attack submarines and three cost comparisons made between private and public shipyards for different time periods.

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Rear Adm. James Downey: Continuing Resolution Prompts Navy to Modify Ship Maintenance Procurement Method

Rear Adm. James Downey, deputy commander for surface warfare at the U.S. Navy‘s Regional Maintenance Center, has said that the military branch restructured its contracting approach for ship maintenance services under a continuing resolution, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Downey told the audience at the Surface Naval Association Conference held …

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