For all those defense wonks out there, here's a copy of the Joint Strike Fighter's (JSF) Nunn-McCurdy Certification.
A new independent analysis from the Pentagon has found that the total cost of the troubled JSF program has ballooned to $382 billion. That estimate marks an increase of 65 percent over the projected cost when the program began in 2002, triggering a requirement—the Nunn-McCurdy Provision in the 1982 Defense Authorization Act—that the Pentagon certify to Congress that the program is vital to national security.
The certification is signed by the Pentagon's Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, Ashton Carter, and was sent to Congress yesterday to accompany the new analysis.
-- Bryan Rahija