TITLE

Shipbuilding Strategies for Success

AUTHOR(S)
McNeill, Shelia M.
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Sea Power;Jan2005, Vol. 48 Issue 1, pVII
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article deliberates on the shipbuilding strategies that should be adopted by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Shipbuilding is a volatile issue in part because there is no stability in the shipbuilding program. Even in the best of years, the Navy buys a few ships at very high unit cost. Changing the number of ships in the plan has a huge effect on every constituency, including the services, shipyards, unions and political leadership. U.S. Congress, the Office of Management and Budget and the Navy have struggled for years to bring a measure of constancy to naval shipbuilding. Their results are difficult to discern.
ACCESSION #
16947050

 

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