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Forbes: LCS Hearing Offers Opportunity for Vigorous Oversight and Tough Questions

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Washington, D.C., Jul 24, 2013 | Alex Gray (202-225-6365) | comments

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, released the following statement in anticipation of Thursday’s Seapower Subcommittee hearing on the Littoral Combat Ship:

“The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) will be an important part of the Navy’s Fleet for decades and requires vigorous and sustained oversight. I intend to ask the Navy difficult questions in the expectation that we can resolve longstanding issues, such as concerns about the concurrency between LCS seaframes and modules and the formulation of a realistic concept of operations. The LCS has a critical role to play in the Navy’s future and it is incumbent upon the Seapower Subcommittee to ensure the success of this program.”

WHO:
Hon. Sean J. Stackley, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition; VADM Richard W. Hunt, USN, Director of the Navy Staff; Mr. Paul Francis, Managing Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management, Government Accountability Office (GAO)

WHAT:
Hearing on “Acquisition and Development Challenges Associated with the Littoral Combat Ship”

WHEN:
Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 9:30 AM

WHERE:
2212 Rayburn House Office Building

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Tags: Defense