Easy access to all the Government news updates

Subscribe and receive personalized news articles straight in your inbox

*By clicking "Join us now" you agree to receive emails, promotions and general messages from ExecutiveGov. In addition, you also agree to ExecutiveGov's Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.


Breaking Defense: Ashton Carter Could Reconsider Planned Cut in LCS Procurement

1 min read

Littoral Combat ShipDefense Secretary Ashton Carter could reconsider his plan to reduce the production of the littoral combat ships from 52 to 40 as Pentagon and U.S. Navy officials discuss the program’s pros and cons, Breaking Defense reported Friday.

Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that Navy officials Ray Mabus and Adm. John Richardson called the LCS cut “predecisional” as the proposed defense budget for fiscal year 2017 is yet to be finalized.

The report said a source believes the December memo from Carter’s office that tasked the Navy to cut LCS procurement also appears to have bypassed the usual vetting process in the Defense Department.

The memo also indicated that Carter aims to redirect funds toward the procurement of missiles, submarines and other combat capabilities in support of DoD’s Third Offset Strategy, Freedberg reports.

ExecutiveGov Logo

Sign Up Now! Executive Gov provides you with Free Daily Updates and News Briefings about Technology

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.