The US Navy’s top acquisition official talks controlling costs and fixing maintenance

Defense News: Plucked from the special operations world at the beginning of the Trump administration, the U.S. Navy’s top acquisition official oversees procurement of some of the most expensive assets the military owns and operates.

His mandate has been to jump-start the Navy’s sluggish acquisition system and find ways to get ships and capabilities out to the fleet faster — in a Defense Department focused on high-end competitors China and Russia.

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