Navy Acquisition Chief Optimistic About Budget Outcome

Posted May 24, 2016 at 5:42am

National Defense Magazine reports that “as the House debates its version of the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, the Navy’s top acquisition official said May 18 he was confident that Congress will pass legislation that would provide the sea service with a larger and more capable fleet.”  

“’I believe we’re on the same page in terms of requirements. I think we’re on the same page in terms of the need for a stronger, a larger Navy and I think that we’re on that path together,’ said Sean Stackley, the Navy’s assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition.”  

“While trades will have to be made, he trusted that Congress would make the right choices when looking at which programs to fund, he said during a speech at Navy League’s annual Sea-Air-Space Conference.”