JET Delay (Updated)

By Dan Dupont / December 15, 2009 at 5:00 AM

It promised to be quite an interesting affair: A Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Joint Strike Fighter program and, specifically, a Joint Estimating Team that's made lots of news lately -- nearly all of it broken by -- on the status of the F-35.

Alas, the hearing -- scheduled for tomorrow -- has been "postponed to a date to be determined," the committee just said in an e-mail to reporters.

Scheduled witnesses included Ashton Carter, the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics; and Maj. Gen. David Heinz, the JSF program executive officer.

Also on tap, listed as TBD: "A participant on the Joint Estimating Team."

UPDATE 4:10 P.M.

The committee has announced it will hold a closed session on JSF and the JET tomorrow at 1:30, featuring Carter, Heinz and Christine Fox, the director of the office of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation.