Military Capabilities

CNO warns of budget impact as US Navy faces competition, readiness concerns

04 February 2018

The US Navy (USN) is facing its most challenging financial timeframe yet as the service tries to revamp its readiness needs to meet greater maritime competition, according to Admiral John Richardson, the chief of naval operations (CNO).

The first 18 months of the fiscal year 2017–18 timeframe will include the longest and the fourth-longest continuing resolution (CR) budgets endured by the Department of Defense, Adm Richardson said during an appearance on 1 February at the Heritage Foundation.

So far that means, Adm Richardson noted, five months of one fiscal year-enacted budget, with no approved topline funding plan and one government shutdown.

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