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Dan Grazier, the Jack Shanahan Military Fellow at the Project for Government Oversight, said the current numbers for the F-35 aren’t looking good.
Diana Maurer of the Government Accountability Office joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss of the shortage of F-35 spare parts.
In today's Federal Newscast, more than 17 years after Pentagon’s most expensive weapons acquisition first started, the Navy said its version of the F-35 is ready for combat.
Now higher on the intellectual property theft food chain are industrial products and integrated circuits, which can weaken national security.
In today's Federal Newscast, there have been more than 200 cases of federal air marshals misusing their firearms between 2005 and 2017.
Seventeen years after the Defense Department first started development on the F-35 fighter jet, officials are ready to move the system into full-rate production.
The more complicated a military weapon platform becomes, the more expensive it is to maintain, and nearly every platform is growing more complicated.
It’s the most expensive military program ever – and the most durable. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has survived administration after administration. But because of uncertainty over how many the military will buy each year, it’s hard to predict the total cost. For analysis, Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with Chris Taylor, the CEO of the market research firm Govini.
In today's Federal Newscast, two Senators introduce legislation to the Veterans Affairs Department address its 45,000 vacancies.
The more bitter the arguments over the federal budget become on Capitol Hill, the more members might resort to anything. Especially if the Trump administration refuses to spend money it didn't want appropriated in the first place.
The Defense Department has acquired a few hundred copies of its F-35 joint strike fighter and there's more in the 2017 budget. But the development phase of the expensive aircraft actually has not ended. In fact, this phase hasn't stopped slipping further into the future — 17 years after it started. The latest look-see from the Government Accountability Office details the implications. Michael Sullivan, director of acquisition and sourcing issues at GAO, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Hint: It was in the works before a demanding tweet from the president-elect.
President-elect Donald Trump watched four F-35s fly over the Army-Navy Game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Forty-eight hours later, he fired off a tweet that would cost the company that built the F-35 nearly $4 billion.
Rear Adm. Mat Winter, the chief of naval research, is packing up knick-knacks. This week is Winter's final one on the job. He’s leaving the post on Friday to take a leadership position in the Pentagon’s F-35 program office. Before departing, he spent a few minutes with Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about his two years as the leader of the Office of the Naval Research, which, by the way, turned 70-years old this year.