GAO calls for changes to improve post-delivery process and ship quality
According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report in 2013, shipbuilders regularly deliver ships to the Navy with lots of defects.
"We examined 8 Navy ships and found that all either entered or will likely enter the fleet with unfinished work and quality problems," GAO said in a press release.
Also, Navy reports to Congress don't indicate if ships are truly complete or actually ready for operations when they enter the fleet.
GAO recommends the Navy take four actions to improve ships' quality when they enter the fleet, and provide more detailed information to Congress on the true status of ships.