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Why the U.S. Navy Needs to Get Back to Prototyping

Published Jul 26, 2021 2:33 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

By John Hanley Broad agreement exists that the Department of Defense’s, and thus the Navy’s, acquisition system is...

A New U.S. Maritime Strategy

Published Jul 16, 2021 9:01 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Representative Elaine Luria] This article outlines the path that led to the U.S. Navy’s current strategic deficit and...

Opinion: Strategic Sealift is Broken - Which Direction Are We Headed?

Published Jul 11, 2021 7:23 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By David Sloane] In March of 2020, Commanding Officer of U.S. Transportation Command Gen. Stephen R. Lyons told the U.S....

Clandestine Cargo: Hiding U.S. Sealift in Plain Sight

Published Jul 8, 2021 10:39 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Christian Morris and Heather Bacon-Shone] Insulated by oceans to the east and west, and friendly neighbors to the north and...

More Peacetime Jobs are Needed to Sustain a War-Ready Merchant Marine

Published Jul 7, 2021 2:22 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By LCDR Adena Grundy] Based on data from the recent Maritime Workforce Working Group Report, there is an estimated 2...

U.S. Strategic Sealift's Merchant Mariner Problem

Published Jul 2, 2021 12:37 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Geoffrey Brown] The first time I heard about Strategic Sealift was during my orientation as a civilian employee at U.S. Tra...

Why a Newer, "Greener" Sealift Fleet Would Benefit the U.S. Navy

Published Jun 29, 2021 2:12 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Joshua Tallis and Ronald Filadelfo] Recapitalizing strategic sealift vessels would provide a needed catalyst for green mari...

The Fourth Arm of Defense: The U.S. Merchant Marine

Published Jun 27, 2021 5:37 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By James Caponiti] From its earliest days when the American colonies were dependent on trade with Europe, the United States ha...

Recapitalizing Strategic Sealift Should Be the Pentagon's Top Priority

Published Jun 23, 2021 9:12 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Dr. Daniel Goure] The Department of Defense (DoD) has focused heavily on modernization and its associated concept, innovati...

Across the Expanse: The Sealift Dilemma in a War With China

Published Jun 22, 2021 4:30 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Major John Bowser, U.S. Army] The U.S. Department of Defense has shifted its focus away from fighting insurgents in the Mid...

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