By: Megan Eckstein
March 6, 2019 2:00 PM
March 6 (USNI News) THE PENTAGON – The Navy is standing up a new Program Executive Office for Columbia, pulling the ballistic-missile submarines out of the PEO Submarines portfolio and giving it a one-star admiral who can provide constant focus and leadership as the Columbia program moves from design into construction.
James Geurts, the Navy’s acquisition chief, told a small group of reporters today that the decision to create a new PEO now reflects a desire to proactively set the SSBN program up to succeed rather than react to challenges or crises down the road.
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