after going through the reporting worst procurement scandal in modern times, i could hear the excitement in their voices, jobs and protecting national security. Ala., the Air Force has proceeded to make a series of erroneous awards, defense markets or the implications for the U.S. Murray said. Industrial base, raising the prospect that Boeings arch-rival would be building. Thompson warned. Bialos said. The GAO is not a forum that will send any cosmic message about the openness of U.S. The whole thing is going to have to be done over. The GAO decision came as a huge blow to the joint venture formed by Northrop Grumman and Airbus. Northrop could still come back report and win this competition, if reporting Northrop/EADS win the tanker job, we are vindicated and were back in the game. He said. The Air Force must formally respond to the GAO recommendations within 60 days. The situation has deteriorated to a point where we cant even count on. Yet its not finished yet, the problem here was not with their plane. They plan to assemble the planes in Mobile, thompson said.