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June 15, 2017
Southeastern Connecticut Honored 'Great American Defense Community'
It’s official: Southeastern Connecticut is a Great American Defense Community!

May 24, 2017
Navy Adds Second Attack Sub To 2021 Plans; Considering 3 SSNs In Future Years
The Navy plans to buy a second Virginia-class attack submarine in Fiscal Year 2021 to keep the industrial base building two SSNs a year even during Columbia-class ballistic-missile submarine procurement, several Navy officials confirmed today.

May 15, 2017
Little Known Characters In America: Hyman G. Rickover
Hyman George Rickover (Jan. 27, 1900 -- July 8, 1986) was a United States Navy admiral who directed the original development of naval nuclear propulsion and controlled its operations for over 30 years as director of Naval Reactors.

May 9, 2017
Lockheed's Helicopter Seen Costing More, Taking Longer
Lockheed Martin Corp.’s new King Stallion helicopter for the U.S. Marine Corps is likely to cost $144 million each, 4 percent more than projected by the service, and be ready to deploy a year later than planned, according to the Pentagon’s cost assessment office.

May 8, 2017
Murphy, Blumenthal Urge Navy To Speed Up Overhaul Of A Sidelined Submarine
The state’s two U.S. senators are urging the Navy to speed up the overhaul of a sidelined attack submarine to “ensure that as many boats as possible populate the fleet.”

May 2, 2017
EB Workforce Surpasses 15,000 Employees; More Hires Planned
As Electric Boat’s workforce continues to grow, recently reaching 15,000 employees, a new report from the Congressional Budget Office points to the strain that could be placed on the submarine builder and others in the shipbuilding industry to meet the Navy’s new goal of 355 ships.

May 1, 2017
Spending Bill May Lead To Thousands Of New Defense Jobs
The $1 trillion-plus spending bill Congress is expected to approve this week includes tens of millions of dollars in new funding for the Navy's submarine program, keeping production on track to increase to three submarines a year, but sharply increasing the demand for skilled workers.

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