Army radio program sparks Nunn-McCurdy breach
Army Secretary John McHugh notifies Congress of next-gen program's rising costs
- By Defense Systems Staff
- May 18, 2011
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.