DEFENSE INFRASTRUCTURE: Actions Needed to Improve the Navy's Processes for Managing Public Shipyards' Restoration and Modernization Needs
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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Each of the Navys four public shipyards has plans that vary in the extent to which they address key elements of a federal comprehensive framework that GAO has previously identified as key principles of strategic planning. Pearl Harbor and Portsmouth Naval Shipyards plans fully or partially addressed all of the key elements, such as having mission statements and addressing external factors that could affect goals. Norfolk Naval Shipyards plans fully or partially address all but one of the key elements-establishing metrics-and Puget Sound Naval Shipyards plans do not address three key elements establishing long-term goals, metrics, and monitoring mechanisms. The Navy has not issued guidance detailing the need for shipyard strategic plans or what to include in them. Without such, the Navy and its shipyards may not have visibility over the effectiveness of their efforts to improve their overall infrastructure planning and may not have the information necessary to guide and prioritize investments.
- Marine Engineering