Chairman Murtha's statement that the subcommittee "directs the DoD to comply with the GAO findings concerning the tanker award protest" is only now being highlighted. It should, as this limitation is probably the more important of the two provisions.
Among the bills provisions, that have already been reported, is limitation language that requires:
No consideration will be provided for exceeding key performance parameter objectives.Undersecretary Young has previously stated he will give this extra credit; we'll see what happens next.
That DoD will more accurately determine most probable life-cycle costs over a 40- year life cycle.
The the winner of the competition be able to refuel all current Air Force fixed-wing tanker-compatible receiver aircraft.