Defense News mentions the Atlantic Council Captains of Industry event, featuring Textron Systems CEO Ellen Lord:

“I believe that there’s a huge fear of failure, a fear of risk in the process right now, so when in doubt everyone does 110 percent,” said Ellen Lord, CEO of Textron Systems, at an event hosted by the Atlantic Council Wednesday.

Lord said that delays in the process, especially repeated audits, are hurting the industry’s ability to effectively get arms to allies.

“When you step back and look at the forest vs. the trees, what are we trying to do in the US?“ she said. “We’re trying to enable our partners around the world to have the security that they can get by buying our products and yet we’re inhibiting them getting those products.”

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