Army radio program sparks Nunn-McCurdy breach

Army Secretary John McHugh notifies Congress of next-gen program's rising costs

In an expected move, Army Secretary John McHugh announced that the rising cost of the Army's Joint Tactical Radio System Ground Mobile Radio program sparked the Nunn-McCurdy Breach, writes Michael Hoffman of Defense News.

Secretary McHugh notified Congress about the breach in a May 13 letter, stating that the program's unit costs buoyed by more than 50 percent due to shrinking radio orders.

According to Nunn-McCurdy legislation, Congress now needs to be convinced by the Army that the radio program is vital to national security and that no better option exists.

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