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DoD Identifies 14 "Should-Cost" and "Will-Cost" Demonstration Programs

The Air Force, Army, and Navy have identified fourteen weapons programs where they will employ two management techniques to prevent massive cost overruns, according to an April 22 Department of Defense (DoD) memo obtained by Inside

Both the Air Force and the Navy picked the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program as one of their five example programs. The Air Force has plans to use the F-35A conventional take-off model; the Navy has plans to use the F-35C carrier version; and the Marine Corps (which is part of the Department of the Navy) is planning on using both the F-35C and the F-35B short take-off and vertical landing model (STOVL). We’ve reproduced the DoD’s table of the fourteen programs here:


By: Nick Schwellenbach
Director of Investigations, POGO

Nick Schwellenbach Nick Schwellenbach's areas of expertise include: Government Oversight, Wasteful Contractor Spending, Open Government, Financial Sector, Whistleblower Issues.

Topics: Contract Oversight

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