USAF Orders Northrop To Stop Work on LRS-B | Defense content from Aviation Week

The U.S. Air Force has issued a stop-work order on the Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) to Northrop Grumman in accordance with standard procedures for contracts that undergo a protest. The stop-work order was sent Nov. 6, says Maj. Robert Leese, an Air Force spokesman. The order came the same day Boeing and Lockheed Martin, the losing bidders, filed their protest of the award with the Government Accountability Office. Northrop Grumman declined to say whether it would continue some work on …

Source: USAF Orders Northrop To Stop Work on LRS-B | Defense content from Aviation Week

Time is money. The already expensive LRS-B program is getting more expensive. There is simply no downside for Boeing protesting to the GAO, even if it is a frivolous claim. That has to change, and should be the number one priority of acquisition reform.

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    1. It started in Seattle and still does a lot of production there. Besides, what (who) else is from Chicago?

      Paul

  1. New rule: If you protest, we also issue a “stop work” order on your company’s largest program.

  2. Fair enough, but what if its not frivolous?

    And something tells me Northrop probably knew this would happen. Because they were probably prepared to protest a loss too.

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