Roche Says Air Force Will Become More Involved In Managing SBIRS High Program

By Thomas Duffy / August 28, 2002 at 5:00 AM
Air Force officials will be providing far more oversight to the $8.4 billion Space Based Infrared System High program and will more rigorously examine the program's future progress, Air Force Secretary James Roche told today. The service had to reprogram $88 million into the missile warning effort this year to cover budget shortfalls and prevent a stop-work order from being issued to contractor Lockheed Martin. Earlier this month, the Defense Department notified Congress that the program's total cost rose...

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