GAO Tells Senate Panel U.S. Shipyards Are Major Readiness Concern

USS James E. Williams (DDG-95) during a maintenance availability at General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk on April 11, 2024. USNI News Photo

Even with space available in shipyards, fewer than 40 percent of Navy ships completed availability repairs on time, the Government Accountability Office’s director of defense capabilities and management told the Senate Armed Services readiness subcommittee last week.

Diana Maurer told the Senate panel Wednesday her office put shipyard conditions second only to...

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