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Let’s Get Digital: Hondo Geurts Wants Ships For Less $$

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

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SAN DIEGO: Newport News Shipbuilding is reaping “huge savings” on the next Ford-class carrier, the Kennedy, through “creative” use of digital models instead of paper plans, the new head of Navy acquisition told reporters today. It’s an approach that can increase efficiency and reduce costs on all big Navy programs, said assistant secretary James “Hondo”… Keep reading →

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Kendall Keeps 7 Of 9 New Programs; First Test Of NDAA Reforms

Posted by Colin Clark on

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This year saw the first test of a major shift in acquisition law, pushed by Sen. John McCain, to place more power in the hands of the four armed services. When the bill was still being debated, the Pentagon’s top acquisition official, Frank Kendall, warned that McCain’s move to boost the power of the service chiefs to… Keep reading →

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