ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 01, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Congress hearing into waste and fraud in Defense Department agency responsible for monitoring defense contracts examined; absence of United States Air Force cost controller Ernest Fitzgerald from hearings noted. [Senator William ROTH - is angry at Fitzgerald's absence.] Allegations that Defense Department allows cost overruns of defense contractors such as Hughes Aircraft in Tucson, Arizona, examined. [ROTH - describes Hughes' employees' manufacturing of IJBO receiver sets with government equipment.] [Defense Department inspector general Joseph SHERICK - responds.] [Senator Chas. PERCY - cites overchging. incident.] Issue of defense budget cuts considered.
REPORTER: Rick Inderfurth
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