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Pentagon plans new initiatives to tackle long-term sustainment costs

The Defense Department is working on new initiatives to reduce the long-term ownership costs of its major platforms. While those systems are expensive…

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Peter MusurlianCapt. Casey Plew
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division
Commanding Officer, April 2019 to April 29, 2022

On the gun line at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren: Testing weapons over the Potomac

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How the Army plans to deal with ‘tons’ of stuff brought back from Afghanistan

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(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Former House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, speaks during a hearing on the FY2019 budget with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, and Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer David L. Norquist, on Capitol Hill, Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Thornberry’s latest round of procurement reforms tackle DoD requirements, sustainment processes

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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019 file photo, the U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG-82) moors at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London, Conn.  The Navy is proposing construction cutbacks and accelerated ship retirements that would delay, or sink, the Navy’s goal of a larger fleet — and potentially hurt shipyards, according to an initial proposal.    The proposal would shrink the size of the fleet from today’s level of 293 ships to 287 ships, a far cry from the official goal of 355 ships established in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)

For new Navy chief, fixing readiness problems trumps building bigger fleet

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U.S. Navy/MC2 Markus CastanedaPHILIPPINE SEA (June 8, 2019) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious transport dock ship JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) sail in formation during a training exercise with other U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force warships. Ashland is underway conducting routine operations as part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)190608-N-WI365-1036

Navy creating new senior civilian position to manage long-term sustainment

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