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"The Navy’s reliance on emergency defense supplemental appropriations to fund routine ship maintenance in recent years begs for re-examination and, as such, funding will be included in the core budget and protected for 2010.
The 21st Century sets the stage for tremendous increases in naval precision, reach, and connectivity. New opportunities are now available due to uncertainty on future plans while questions about budgets and affordability cloud discussion and threaten to hamper possibilities.
These much needed platforms are in serious need of maintenance upgrades and periodic servicing. As a result, the Navy has been allocated more funds and urged to cut out other expenditures in order to devote the needed budget toward addressing the current fleet’s status.
IDGA’s Naval Maintenance & Modernization Summit explores the needs of the current fleet and the upgrades necessary to keep it maintained and modernized.