The proliferation of sophisticated anti-ship cruise missiles (ACM) threatens the ability of Navy ships to operate & survive close to hostile shores. The Navy directed a review of ship self-defense requirements. That study identified the capabilities needed by each ship class to defend against ACM threats. Since then, the Navy has spent $3.8 bill. to improve its ship self-defense capabilities against cruise missile attacks, & it plans to spend another $5 bill. over the next 6 years. Assesses the Navys progress in improving the self-defense capability of surface ships against ACM; & evaluates Navy plans for meeting future ACM self-defense requirements.