Lockheed Martin Corp. ’s development of software for its F-35 fighter jet, the Pentagon’s largest weapons program, is “significantly behind schedule as it enters its most challenging phase,” according to congressional auditors.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a new administrator. The director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is finally official, as is the secretary of the Department of Labor. The president of the all- important U.S. Export-Import Bank is safely enjoying his second term.
The development and production cost of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 fighter, the Pentagon’s most expensive weapons program, has decreased by 1.1 percent, primarily because of reduced labor rates, according to the Pentagon’s latest cost estimates.
Sue Lund lives about five blocks from where police engaged in a wild shootout April 19 with the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects and about eight doors down from where the one who escaped alive was found 18 hours later.