Navy acquisition chief outlines FY22 priorities (Megan Eckstein, Defense News)

Maintainers with the 421st Fightrer Generation Squadron perform maintenance on a F-35A Lightning II at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, March 18, 2021. Training programs developed by the 388th Maintenance Group produce multi-capable maintainers skilled in core tasks to provide more combat flexibility with the F-35. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

The U.S. Navy will prioritize readiness and sustainment in this new fiscal year, the acting Navy acquisition chief told Defense News.

Fiscal 2022 is starting under a continuing resolution that won’t allow new programs to start or procurement quantities to increase — but Jay Stefany, acting assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition (ASN RDA), said that’s not as problematic for the Navy this year as it has been in past years.

Navy acquisition chief outlines FY22 priorities (