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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of the Navy's Fleet Modernization Program (FMP), the Navy's primary vehicle for updating ships' offensive, defensive, and operating systems.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of the Navy 1. To improve FMP oversight and add the needed program priority, the Secretary of the Navy should ensure that the program's management information system provides timely information to managers to support planning, programming, budgeting, executing, and evaluating the program.
Closed - Implemented
The Navy is implementing the Ship Alteration Budget Reporting and Evaluation System that will be utilized to augment and update the Fleet Modernization Program Management Information System.
Department of the Navy 2. To improve FMP oversight and add the needed program priority, the Secretary of the Navy should ensure that annual briefings on the results of the FMP are provided to the Chief of Naval Operations' Executive Board, as required by Navy instruction.
Closed - Implemented
The Navy is implementing the Ship Alteration Budget Reporting and Evaluation System that will be utilized to augment and update the Fleet Modernization Program Management Information System.

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