The article you link states this:
"Navy spokesmen have gone closemouthed about the LCS mission modules in recent months and years, presumably to avoid divulging too much to watchful antagonists, so itís hard to ascertain whether the modules have put their growing pains behind them and now provide working capability in surface, anti-submarine, and counter-mine warfare."
That is not entirely true. I regularly search the topic of the modules. This was the last update which I found:
And I have seen this repeated in other articles lately (within the past year.) Note that since 2015, Congress (even while authorizing 3 more hulls above the stated objective of 32) has continued to gut money from module funding. So...why aren't the modules ready? The Navy gets blamed for this. "Stupid idea, crappy ships, blah-blah." Yet--at this point--for the past 5 years, the problem has in fact been CONGRESS. (I curse them nearly every day, not the Navy.)
Those familiar with the inside details of this program (and other programs as well, in fact) say that Congress will repeatedly complain that a project is not progressing as fast/well as it should, then turn right around and add more burdensome regulations to be followed, or cut back on the money, or both.
So...if we wish to engage in finger pointing over all this, fine and dandy. Let's just be sure we point fingers at ALL the proper parties involved.