NAVSEA has announced that the funding of contractor paint teams will continue without disruption until new, long-term contracts are awarded.
The paint teams were funded as a demonstration to verify their value to the Navy for the last two years. That money was set to run out at the end of the Navy's fiscal year, September 30. Due to the program's success in reducing Sailor workload as well a s shipboard maintenance costs, it has been given the go-ahead for existing teams to continue to operate into fiscal year 2002. NAVSEA?s announcement means that even though the long-term contracts have not been formally awarded, funding will continue with money budgeted from next fiscal year?s preservation funds.
By NAVSEA Office of Congressional and Public Affairs
Source: NAVSEA News Wire