Missile defense contractors will, for the first time, be held financially responsible for poor-quality parts.
A new “Contractor Accountability For Quality” clause will be included in the Missile Defense Agency’s contract for ground-based missile defense development and sustainment, Bloomberg reports.
The move is meant to help reduce the number of defective parts that have caused failures and delays in pricey projects.
Cristina Chaplain, director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management at the Government Accountability Office and follows the Defense Missile Agency, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on what this move means.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-8 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.