Defense bill steps up ABMS oversight but spares program from ISR debate

By Sara Sirota / December 4, 2020 at 3:42 PM
The final version of the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill significantly ramps up oversight of the Advanced Battle Management System and directs the Air Force to produce a series of cost and planning documents the service has sought to bypass. While solidifying their intimate involvement with the program moving forward, House and Senate negotiators have spared the Air Force from a suggested quid pro quo that would have used ABMS -- one of the service’s most important modernization efforts...

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