DOD Needs Better Oversight For F-35 Program, OIG Says

Law360, Washington (September 30, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense has not properly specified or overseen the work of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. and its subcontractors during the F-35 fighter jet program, resulting in quality issues which could affect performance and cost of the aircraft, a DOD watchdog said Monday.

According to the DOD Office of Inspector General, its 18-month study of the F-35 Lightning II Program had shown that the F-35 Joint Program Office, or JPO, did not sufficiently implement or "flow down" technical and quality management requirements to Lockheed...
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