USS Lassen Carries Out SECNAV’s HSP Initiative

The guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) successfully demonstrated the Secretary of the Navy’s new initiative to pay husbanding service providers (HSP) using a new process, called procure to pay (P2P) proof of principle (PoP) process, during a port visit in Donghae, March 12-13.

The new processes are part of a larger value stream that includes husbanding support activities which provides end-to-end acquisition support for port visit husbanding services, and associated payment activities. The process emphasizes financial management and ties back to funding and requirement identification activities integrated with associated contracting support processes.

Capt. Paul Filardi, Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70’s assistant chief of staff for Maintenance, Materiel, Logistics and Readiness, said:

The implementation of the new procedure will ensure maximum fiscal accountability and audit readiness, and ensure the bill pay process is done efficiently, accurately and on-time.

The HSP P2P PoP procedures were the second of a series of tests to be conducted across fleets, and will ensure Financial Improvement Audit Readiness (FIAR) while removing afloat HSP bill payment workload.

The new process provides a mechanism to remove HSP bill payment from ships in a manner that is flexible and scalable to fit all ship classes, and conducive to both efficient and effective delivery of port services.

U.S. Navy ships use husbanding services during port visit to provide necessities needed such as water, food, electricity, phone lines and transportation.

Lassen is currently on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations promoting maritime security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

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