Jointness: An Effective Long-Shot

The Rand study showing the rapid escalation of costs in joint procurement programs falls firmly into the “Will they ever learn?” category (AW&ST Dec. 30, 2013/Jan. 6, 2014, p. 18). In 1963, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara defended the notorious TFX (F-111) program by asserting that “commonality...

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