The F-35 Joint Program Office and its top contractors are once again being criticized for shoddy management of the nearly $400 billion fighter program, this time in a newly released report from the Defense Department’s Inspector General (IG). The IG found in a Sept. 30 report, “Quality Assurance Assessment of the F-35 Lightning II Program,” that the team fell short on quality control in 363 findings. “The F-35 program did not sufficiently implement or flow down technical quality ...

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