Leadership

George Williams 

August 12, 2020

The United States and Canada are renewing their trade war over aluminum, a move that will directly impact the shipbuilding industry. While there is no specific information on how much aluminum is used by the shipbuilding industry, in 2016 Aluminum Insider estimated tha...

WASHINGTON: One of the Navy’s primary suppliers of missile tubes for its nuclear submarines is planning to walk away from the military business, a move that will drop the number of domestic companies capable of doing the work to two at a time when the service is in a s...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy’s path to 355 ships was unrealistic, prompting the Pentagon to delay the release of the Navy’s annual 30-year shipbuilding plan, the presumptive incoming head of the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s in-house think tank told Senate lawmake...

The defense bill was approved Friday as part of a $1.3 trillion package that also included fiscal 2021 funding for labor, health and human services, and education; commerce, justice and science; energy and water; financial services and general government; and transport...

July 23, 2020

Washington, D.C. July 23, 2020 - The American Shipbuilding Suppliers Association (ASSA) released a statement today expressing the organization’s disappointment to see OMB’s Statement of Administrative Policy (SAP) for HR 6395, the House-passed National Defense Authoriz...

July 16, 2020

The American Shipbuilding Suppliers Association (ASSA) defends and supports the work of House Armed Services Committee (HASC) lawmakers who are working to pass legislation that will gradually strengthen existing “Buy American” requirements on the Defense Department’s l...

July 16, 2020

Washington, D.C. July 16, 2020 - The American Shipbuilding Suppliers Association (ASSA) released a Statement of Policy today defending and supporting the work of House Armed Services Committee (HASC) lawmakers who are working to pass legislation that will gradually str...

June 29, 2020

Available for download below are two amendments that US Senator Tammy Baldwin (WI) has filed to S. 4049, the FY2021 NDAA that SASC reported out of committee week before last. The bill is on the Senate floor this week.  Members of the American Shipbuilding Suppliers Ass...

The House Appropriations Committee plans to mark up the fiscal year 2021 defense spending bill on July 8, according to a letter Chairwoman Nita Lowey sent to lawmakers last night.

The defense subcommittee is slated to begin marking up its bill around 3 p.m., according t...

June 21, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the full committee and subcommittee markup schedule for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) fo...

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