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Building the Shipyards the Nation Needs

The Navy's four public shipyards -- Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY), Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS&IMF), and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY&IMF) --  perform a vital role in national defense by executing maintenance on submarines and aircraft carriers in order to provide combat-ready ships to the fleet.

Originally designed and built in the 19th and 20th centuries to build sail- and conventionally-powered ships, the Navy's public shipyards are not efficiently configured to maintain and modernize nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines. With the Navy's needed focus on operations, the aging shipyards have been unable to adequately sustain and optimize their facilities, utilities, dry docks, equipment and information technology infrastructure. These inefficiencies and obsolete facilities result in higher maintenance costs, schedule risks and reliability issues.

To create the shipyards that our nation needs requires making significant investments to modernize dry docks, optimize industrial processes and modernize standard equipment to bring these critical industrial sites to modern standards.

The Navy established the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP) program office in May 2018. SIOP is a centrally-managed program led by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), with support from Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC). NAVSEA is the operating agent and the technical authority for all four shipyards, executing the capital equipment program while NAVFAC provides facilities engineering and construction programs, supports environmental and compliance requirements and retains head-of-contracting-activity authority for facilities and dry dock investments. CNIC is the Navy's shore integrator and directs the Navy's shore environmental program.

The Navy will ensure that the optimization process fully integrates environmental considerations including natural and cultural resources, water and air quality, and more. During the development of individual shipyard plans, the Navy will develop alternatives for assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). The Navy will work with stakeholders as part of the decision-making process and will conduct all appropriate NEPA, natural resource and NHPA analyses; agency and government-to-government consultations and public engagement and obtain all required permits to ensure a proactive approach to environmental protection.



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PSNS & IMF Apprentice Program Celebrates its 120th Anniversary, Holds Socially-Distanced Graduation Ceremony on Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton
Congratulations Class of 2021 Apprentice Graduates (PSNS & IMF graphic by Geno Hernandez)
Sept. 17, 2021 - Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility’s Apprentice School graduated 206 students Sept. 17 during an outdoor ceremony held on Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton. It is the second year that students have...

Roosevelt begins year-plus availability at PSNS & IMF
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) entered Dry dock 6 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash., Sept. 10, 2021, to begin the docking portion of a 16.4-month Docking Planned Incremental Availability. (PSNS & IMF photo by Brian Kilpatrick)
Sept. 13, 2021 - USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) entered Dry dock 6 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash., Sept. 10, 2021, to begin the docking portion of a 16.4-month Docking Planned...

Divinity among Heroes: A Surge Maintenance Sailor’s 9/11 Memorial Tribute
In the Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire and Emergency Services firehouse aboard Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) the “Divinity Among Heroes” memorial artwork stands in an ambulance bay. The tribute piece is made up of 30,000+ drywall and trim screws, 2,978 one-inch wooden blocks, the base, a simulated fire truck, is constructed of authentic gauges, cranks, handles, hoses, chevrons, and plates from a decommissioned fire truck and it stands 12 foot tall by four foot wide.
Sept. 11, 2021 - The events of September 11, 2001 brought out the fundamental humanity of so many people. The desire for human connection and shared grief had perfect strangers drawn to one another. On the days following 9/11, as it became...

NNSY’s Patriot Day Ceremony: Remembering September 11th – 20 Years Later
Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) held its Patriot Day ceremony on Friday, Sept. 10, to commemorate the lives of those lost and the courage and bravery of all the first responders who helped save lives during the historic September 11, 2001 attacks. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which were the worst attacks on American soil since the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in 1941.
Sept. 11, 2021 - On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists from the Islamist extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four commercial aircraft and crashed two of them into the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center complex in New...

NNSY Senior Leaders Meet to Discuss DEOCS Findings and Plan Next Steps
Following the completion of a recent Defense Equal Management Institute (DEOMI) Organization Climate Survey (DEOCS), Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) leaders shared their department’s their code’s findings, solutions to address those findings, previous or future challenges, and wins.
Sept. 2, 2021 - Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) employees recently participated in the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) Organization Climate Survey (DEOCS). The survey assesses 19 factors that can impact an organization’s...