Canceled program costs 115 jobs

Associated Press


The Air Force says the cancellation of a computer-modernization program will cost 115 contract employees their jobs at Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Ohio.

Base spokesman Daryl Mayer said Thursday that cancellation of the Expeditionary Combat Support System program also means that an additional 55 civilian and military employees will be reassigned from that program.

Mayer says the canceled program had been intended to replace some older computer systems to meet statutory requirements for financial and audit readiness mandated by Congress.

The Air Force says the program is no longer viable and it will move forward with other options to meet those requirements.

The Air Force says the contract employees losing their jobs provided advisory and assistance services.

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