Cost Growth and Delivery Delays in Submarine Construction at Electric Boat Are Likely to Continue.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC MISSION ANALYSIS AND SYSTEMS ACQUISITION DIV
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The chairman of the Subcommitte on Seapower and Strategic and Critical Materials, House Armed Services Committee, and the chairman of the Subcommittee on Defense, House Appropriations Committee, asked GAO to evaluate Electric Boats ability to build submarines in a timely and cost-effective manner and review other aspects concerning Electric Boat and its submarine construction programs. GAO found that 1 although the Navy and Electric Boat have taken steps to improve their quality assurance programs, more improvement is needed 2 cost growth on the SSN-688 and Trident submarine contracts are likely to continue and 3 some SSN-688 and Trident submarine delivery dates may not be met unless unfavorable human resources and productivity trends are reversed. The Navy should improve its reviews and evaluations of Electric Boats quality assurance procedures and monitor the implementation of Electric Boats upgraded quality assurance program. The Department of Defense should periodically report to the appropriate congressional committees on the status of cost and schedule progress at Electric Boat. Author
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