F-35 alternative management study says Pentagon could eliminate JPO by 2035

By Courtney Albon Lee Hudson / April 13, 2018 at 1:18 PM
A new Pentagon study recommends a notional implementation plan to transition the F-35 program from its current joint program office management structure to one with two program management offices that report to separate service acquisition executives by 2035 -- an attempt to improve the program's performance and efficiency as it moves to the post-development phase. Pentagon acquisition executive Ellen Lord in a March 27 letter directed the establishment, over time, of separate F-35 program offices to give the Air Force,...

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