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Navy's Proposed Dual Award Acquisition Strategy for the Littoral Combat Ship Program
Belva M. Martin, Acting Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, Government Accountability Office (GAO)
December 8, 2010 

Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background, Issues, and Options for Congress
Ronald O'Rourke, Specialist in Naval Affairs, Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report RL33741
November 29, 2010 

Navy's Ability to Overcome Challenges Facing the Littoral Combat Ship Will Determine Eventual Capabilities
Report GAO-10-523, Government Accountability Office (GAO)
August 1, 2010 


POGO in the News

Iran face-off drives new naval small ship focus, Peter AppsReuters, May 23, 2012 

Navy official defends littoral combat ship, Kristina WongThe Washington Times, May 21, 2012 

Lawmakers Call for GAO to Review $37 Billion Navy Vessel Program , The Maritime Executive, May 11, 2012 

Corroding Littoral Combat Ship Faces Lawmakers’ Questions, Tony CapaccioBloomberg, May 10, 2012 

Admirals Fire Salvo in Public-Relations War Over Littoral Combat Ship, Sandra ErwinNational Defense Magazine, May 9, 2012 

McCain, Levin call for GAO review of littoral combat ship, Jeremy HerbDEFCON Hill; The Hill's Defense Blog, April 30, 2012 

Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship Program May Get New Scrutiny, David LermanBloomberg Business Week, April 30, 2012 

Facing Stern Scrutiny , Jeanette SteeleSan Diego Union-Tribune, April 29, 2012 

House Panel Backs Littoral Ship Funding, Criticizing Navy, Tony CapaccioBloomberg Business Week, April 27, 2012 

House slams Navy on 'lack of transparency' on Littoral Combat Ship, Carlo MunozDEFCON Hill; The Hill's Defense Blog, April 26, 2012 

HASC Demands Navy 'Fess Up On LCS Problems, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.AOL Defense, April 26, 2012 

LCS Vigorously Defended by U.S. Navy, Christopher P. CavasDefense News, April 25, 2012 

Watchdog group: Cancel half of Navy's littoral ship program, Jeanette SteeleSan Diego Union-Tribune , April 24, 2012 

Navy Defends LCS Amid New Reports of Failures, Philip, April 23, 2012