Young: I'm Disappointed With USAF's Handling of the CSAR-X Competition

By John Reed / October 31, 2008 at 5:00 AM
Pentagon acquisition chief John Young this week took an ominous-sounding swipe at the Air Force, saying he and his boss -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates -- are displeased with the way the service is handling the $15 billion combat search-and-rescue helicopter replacement (CSAR-X) competition after a problem with the request for proposals has led the service to again delay the program's contract award date by six months. "There was at least one [evaluation] factor added to the program that wasn't...

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