The defense budget and military satellite communications

Friday - 8/30/2013, 10:41pm EDT

Todd Harrison, Center for Strategic and Budetary Assessments

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August 30, 2013 -- This week on "Fed Access", Todd Harrison, senior fellow for Defense Budget Studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, joins host Derrick Dortch to discuss how sequestration is affecting the defense industry.

Harrison will talk about which areas of DOD have been hit the hardest by budget cuts, and how contractors are adjusting to the new budget realities at the Pentagon.

Later in the show Harrison will discuss a new report he authored that looks at the future of U.S. military satellite communications.

He will discuss his findings, including how to address some of the vulnerabiities in the system.

Harrison will also outline his recommedations to keep the critical technology up and running.