By Stan Crock
But the Institute for Defense Analysis, a government-funded research center, says this creates "an inherent tension in Boeing's roles" in overseeing the contract. McCain has introduced a bill to define the role of a "lead systems integrator" and clarify what activities should be permitted.
TICKING CLOCK. Boeing also has taken hits for its work designing an advanced radio, the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS), a cornerstone of the FCS network. In April, the JTRS's Pentagon overseer sent Boeing a letter threatening to cancel the contract for what could be $22 billion worth of radios. The Government Accountability Office says the Pentagon fears Boeing can't de