The Defense Department’s decision to decertify Lockheed Martin’s premier Fort Worth fighter assembly facility for poor auditing has caught company officials off guard. “We were surprised by this action,” says Joe Stout, a company spokesman. “We have a corrective action plan in place that the Defense Contract Management Agency accepted on June 30, and we have been executing tasks on schedule in accordance with the plan.” At issue is Lockheed’s adherence to Earned Value Management ...


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