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Top DOD Official Cites 'Sloppiness' In Lockheed's F-35 Work

Law360 (April 13, 2018, 8:24 PM EDT) -- A high-ranking Defense Department official on Friday criticized Lockheed Martin Corp. for “sloppiness” in meeting requirements for the F-35 program at a briefing in which she also announced the hiring of a new assistant who will oversee software acquisition.

A recent issue with corrosion on the Lockheed-built F-35 fighter jet is “symptomatic of perhaps a bit of sloppiness on industry's part in terms of meeting requirements,” said Ellen Lord, Department of Defense acquisition and sustainment undersecretary, at a press briefing Friday morning intended to discuss the DOD’s...
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