Carter: JSF Program Manager Based F-35 Award Fees On Desire To Protect Lockheed Exec
A former Joint Strike Fighter program executive officer was fired in 2010 after explaining that he based the government's decision to award prime contractor Lockheed Martin 85 percent of the potential award fee -- when the F-35 program was suffering from major cost growth and schedule delays -- on his desire to protect the job of his Lockheed counterpart, according to a former senior Pentagon official.
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