Gentlemen, it is my privilege to spend a few minutes with you tonight. I'd like to thank ARPA, the Air Force, and the Rockwell Science Center for the invitation to share a little bit of what I call the "new look" in the Navy. I'm really here tonight on behalf of the Navy, and particularly on behalf of Admiral Michaelis who is the Chief of Naval Material. The story I have to tell you is one that I think you will find somewhat enlightening. I know you'll find some of it amusing, but I hope that the overall message will be that the Navy has undertaken a program to improve its fleet readiness and has undertaken it as a very serious proposition.
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