Not to start a partisan discussion here, I’m legitimately curious to know what people here think about Trump’s recent tweets regarding the expense of Air Force One, and the F-35 program. In the former he called out Boeing specifically and said “Cancel order!” while Lockheed avoided specific mention in the latter.
Steve Kelman has a really interesting post today about how this all could be a good thing, the idea being that it’s good for the president to be aware of the issues with programs and signaling to contractors that lowering costs is a priority. It’s of course unusual for a president-elect to put specific contractors and contracts on blast, but it’s also difficult to defend the enormous cost overruns with the F-35.
Really curious to hear what impact this approach is likely to have, in real-world terms.
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