The real problem with the A-10 is that it's a rugged, simple, and reliable aircraft that has already been designed and developed. There's no opportunity for graft, pocket lining, and pork with that program.
What they should do is tool up to manufacture more A-10s. They could incorporate some more recent improvements into the design, but otherwise leave it as is. Pentagon brass have become lopsided with systems analysts who are obsessed with everything performing multiple roles. That's a recipe for bloated, overly complex, expensive weapon systems that aren't even that great at their mission. Multirole makes sense if you want to make a high speed fighter double as a reconnaissance plane, or something like that. Trying to make one a fighter, a bomber, and a ground support aircraft? That program will drag on forever and lots of pockets can be lined.