Lockheed's F-35 progress tracker decertified

Wednesday - 10/6/2010, 9:30am EDT

The Pentagon has suspended its certification of Lockheed's Earned Value Management System. The system tracks the progress on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the F-16 Fighting Falcon programs. Defense News quotes a Pentagon statement saying that DoD is withdrawing its certification of EVMS to ensure Lockheed devotes its attention to revamping the system. Lockheed officials acknowledged that the Pentagon's full review of the restructured F-35 program could change its schedule.

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