Key to initial council efforts was the development of an LCS plan of action and milestones (POAM) to ensure the LCS team is aligned and focused on producing effective ships now and in the future, Hunt says in his memo. “When executed, the POAM will place the LCS program on a course to evolve, improve and ultimately deliver critical combat power to our Navy,” he says.
The council established four lines of operation that “provided the framework to facilitate a systematic review of the key areas in the LCS program,” Hunt says. “Issues previously identified in LCS program reviews as well as additional items identified [by the council] across the acquisition, requirements and fleet enterprises were acted on and incorporated into the LCS POAM.”
In addition to POAM execution, he says, the council has identified the following areas to continue focusing on: mission module reviews; seaframe modification based on commonality and reliability reviews; and review and incorporation of USS Freedom deployment lessons learned.