$160b army effort so far an 'interesting experiment'.
Army leaders for months have been engaged in a public relations campaign behalf of the embattled Future Combat Systems--a $160 billion modernization program. While the Army continues to publicize FCS "success stories," the Defense Department's acquisition chief, Kenneth Krieg, sees the program as a "controversial and interesting experiment." FCS has been under fire because of its unconventional management structure, which puts a contractor--the Boeing Co.--in charge of major decisions. "As a contracting vehicle, I view that as still very experimental," Krieg said. "It raises lots of questions, but so does the Future Combat Systems."
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|Comment:||$160b army effort so far an 'interesting experiment'.(Washington PULSE)|
|Date:||May 1, 2007|
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