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Department of the Navy Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

By Rear Admiral Randy Crites  Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Budget Today the FY 2020 budget request for the Department of the Navy (DON) was submitted to Congress. The $205.6 billion request (Base + Overseas Contingency Operations) represents a 4.8 percent increase from the FY19 enacted budget. This …

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Special Report: Surface Force Readiness Reforms

After two tragic, fatal collisions and other near misses at sea in 2017, the Navy’s mandate was clear: Make our Navy a safer and more combat-effective force that places the safety, readiness and training of our people first. Through the Readiness Reform and Oversight Council (RROC), we assessed the overall culture, health, and effectiveness of …

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USS Charleston (LCS 18) Commissioning Ceremony

USS Charleston (LCS 18)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the March 2 commissioning of the Navy’s newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Charleston (LCS 18). Live video from Columbus Street Terminal in Charleston, South Carolina, is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. (EST). “The future USS Charleston is proof of what the teamwork …

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Readiness Reform Oversight Committee: One year later

From the U.S. Navy After two tragic, fatal collisions and other near misses at sea, the Readiness Reform Oversight Committee’s (RROC) mandate was clear: make our Navy a safer and more combat-effective force that places the safety, readiness and training of our people first. As a team, we assessed the …

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