The Resource Best practices : high levels of knowledge at key points differentiate commercial shipbuilding from Navy shipbuilding : report to congressional committees

Best practices : high levels of knowledge at key points differentiate commercial shipbuilding from Navy shipbuilding : report to congressional committees

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Best practices : high levels of knowledge at key points differentiate commercial shipbuilding from Navy shipbuilding : report to congressional committees
Title
Best practices
Title remainder
high levels of knowledge at key points differentiate commercial shipbuilding from Navy shipbuilding : report to congressional committees
Title variation
  • High levels of knowledge at key points differentiate commercial shipbuilding from Navy shipbuilding
  • Best practices in shipbuilding
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Cost growth is a prevalent problem in Navy shipbuilding programs, particularly for the first ships in new classes. In response to a mandate in the conference report accompanying the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2008, GAO undertook this review to (1) identify key practices employed by leading commercial ship buyers and shipbuilders that ensure satisfactory cost, schedule, and ship performance; (2) determine the extent to which Navy shipbuilding programs employ these practices; and (3) evaluate how commercial and Navy business environments incentivize the use of best practices. To address these objectives, GAO visited leading commercial ship buyers and shipbuilders, reviewed its prior Navy work, and convened a panel of shipbuilding experts. GAO suggests Congress consider refining required reporting to include additional design stability metrics. GAO is also making recommendations to the Secretary of Defense aimed at improving shipbuilding programs by balancing requirements and resources early, retiring technical risk and stabilizing design at key points, moving to fixed-price contracts for lead ships, evaluating in-house management capability, and assessing if the desired fleet size sufficiently constrains the cost and technical content of new ships. The Department of Defense agreed with five recommendations and partially agreed with two. GAO believes all recommendations remain valid
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non fiction
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  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • Shipbuilding
  • Shipbuilding contracts
  • Defense industries
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Best practices : high levels of knowledge at key points differentiate commercial shipbuilding from Navy shipbuilding : report to congressional committees
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Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed May 14, 2009)
  • "May 2009."
  • "GAO-09-322."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 70 pages)
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electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Best practices : high levels of knowledge at key points differentiate commercial shipbuilding from Navy shipbuilding : report to congressional committees
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed May 14, 2009)
  • "May 2009."
  • "GAO-09-322."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 70 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote

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