McCaskill Rips FAA Response To Raytheon Contract Questions

Law360, New York (July 27, 2012, 8:47 PM EDT) -- Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., sharply criticized the Federal Aviation Administration for its "nonanswers" to questions about cost overruns on a Raytheon Co. air traffic control training contract, vowing Thursday to hold FAA officials' "feet to the fire" in a future hearing on the issue.

Raytheon's $87.4 million-per-year air traffic controller optimum training solution contract is part of the FAA's NextGen modernization effort, a series of procurements designed to replace current radar-based air traffic systems with more accurate satellite tracking. NextGen, the agency's largest-ever procurement, has already...
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