GAO: Navy Needs to Maximize Early Investments

The Navy envisions using uncrewed maritime systems—robot ships and submersibles with artificial intelligence instead of sailors—to meet current and future threats at sea. The Navy estimates it will spend $4.3 billion to acquire 21 uncrewed vehicles over the next 5 years, but this estimate doesn’t include the “digital infrastructure”—e.g., data repositories and software—needed for AI. Now, the Navy is prototyping…

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GAO: USCG Needs to Better Manage Shore Infrastructure

In 2019, GAO found that almost half of the Coast Guard’s shore infrastructure was past its service life and the extent of costs to address its maintenance and recapitalization (major renovations) project backlogs may be understated. GAO also found that Coast Guard data showed at least $2.6 billion in costs to address its backlogs for its $18 billion portfolio of…

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