Defense cuts impact our ability to upgrade

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 5:15pm EST

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This week on BGOV's Capital Impact show hosted by Allen Scott:

  • The Pentagon plans $40.45 billion in aircraft upgrades from fiscal years 2014 through 2018, about the same as last year's $40.53 billion five-year plan through fiscal 2017, according to a Bloomberg Government Analysis. Dr. Kevin Brancato is a Bloomberg Government senior defense analyst and he will tell us the aircraft that will feel the impact of the cut, along with the companies that are winners and losers in the end.

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Allen Scott (moderator) specializes in customer on boarding and training at Bloomberg Government. Allen previously worked at Arbitron, Inc. where he served in a variety of roles from customer service to sales operations manager. Prior to Arbitron, Allen worked in radio for several years in the Washington and Baltimore areas. Most recently he spent six years at 99.1 HFS as co-host and news director.

Dr. Kevin Brancato is a defense analyst at Bloomberg Government. Before joining Bloomberg, he was a management scientist at the RAND Corporation, where he analyzed weapon system costs and defense manpower policies. He received a B.A. in math from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University.