F-35 Program Shedding 'Malpractice' Label, DOD Tells Sens.

Law360, New York (June 19, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT) -- Military leaders told a Senate panel Wednesday that the long-troubled F-35 Joint Strike Fighter procurement has made significant progress since it was labeled “acquisition malpractice” by a U.S. Department of Defense official, but experts warned that concerns remained about the program's long-term costs.

The stealth fighter's cost overruns and schedule delays have made it a perennial target for criticism on Capitol Hill, but military leaders said that the recent restructuring of the acquisition has caused the F-35 program's expected costs to drop for the first time...
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