This paper reviews the benefits of the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) to the shipbuilding industry, and more specifically, its benefits to the Navy and the shipbuilding and ship repair mobilization base. The paper also identifies significant additional benefits that the Navy can gain in the next few years if the NSRP continues not only on its present course of solving productivity problems in building new ships, but also addresses additional targets of opportunity in solving productivity problems in the overhaul, repair and modernization of Navy ships. The labor part here appears to be an even larger budget item than the labor part of new ship construction.

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