U.S. Dept. of Defense Teaches Lockheed Martin the Importance of Digital Threads

by Michael Larner | 4Q 2020 | IN-5958
Lockheed Martin is the lead contractor for the U.S. Dept. of Defense’s F-35 Lightning II Stealth Joint Fighter program. The Defense Contract Management Agency has come to an informal agreement with Lockheed to provide services at a value of US$71 million as compensation for providing parts, dating back from 2015 until early 2020, that did not include their history or information regarding their remaining service life. The issue was uncovered during the Pentagon’s inspector general’s 2019 audit.

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