According to Federal Computer Weekly, Defense Department officials may cancel a contract with Boeing for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Cluster 1 program. Army Lt. Col. Chris Conway, spokesman for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration and Chief Information Officer, confirms that the Pentagon sent Boeing officials a “show cause” letter to notify them that the $856 million JTRS Cluster 1 deal may be terminated because of an anticipated failure to meet cost, schedule and performance requirements.
Boeing officials must send a letter within 30 days to Army officials managing the program at Fort Monmouth, NJ to explain how they can execute the contract. After reviewing the letter, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and service officials can decide to terminate, restructure or continue the contract.
- What Is JTRS?
- The Cluster 1 Contract
- Pentagon Steps Taken
- Next Steps
- JTRS Program Updates
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