Thursday, March 15, 2007

Outsourcing blowback

Byron, this post is right up your area of expertise. Read the whole thing, but this is the part I found interesting. Talking about why civilian shipyards are having problems getting quality people who used to be Navy. The next point is - we don't have that expertise at sea now either? Forward deployed and need a critical part fixed? No, spare? Pray that DHL services your next port. Need to fight hurt at war..........
“They don’t receive the in-depth training that we used to have,” said George Murray, the senior engineering technical representative for Auxiliary Systems and a retired master chief machinist’s mate. “Twenty years ago, they operated the pumps and they repaired the pumps. Nowadays, they operate the pumps and when the pumps break, they ship ‘em downtown or to the shipyard to be overhauled, brought back and reinstalled. A lot of that work’s being farmed out to us. I mean, I’m not complaining.”
Hat tip YN3.

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