Northrop Bonus for Mysterious Bomber Weighed Toward Contract End

  • Air Force Secretary Deborah James discloses fee structure
  • James sought to assure Senate panel costs will be controlled

Most of Northrop Grumman Corp.’s bonus fee to develop the next U.S. bomber would be earned in the later stages of the $23.5 billion development phase, providing an incentive to control costs to taxpayers and stay on schedule, Air Force Secretary Deborah James said.

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