The Pentagon’s procurement slowdown of the F-35 program reduces the concurrency risks that have plagued the effort, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), but larger affordability risks remain a major threat to the stealthy fighter. In a written statement presented to the House Armed Services airland subcommittee on March 20, the GAO’s Michael Sullivan points out that the fiscal 2013 plan is the third year in a row the Defense Department has cut procurement ...

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