GAO: F-35 JPO needs more control over spare parts management

By Shelley K. Mesch / May 23, 2023 at 1:05 PM
The Defense Department doesn't oversee or account for spare parts for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program and doesn't know the total value or quantity of spares held on non-prime contractor facilities, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday . The spare parts -- including everything from engines and landing gear to bolts and fasteners -- are not accountable under a contract or considered government-furnished property, which means the contractors don’t enter the parts into DOD’s system for...

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