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Small contractors could be hit hardest under planned Defense spending cuts

Small and medium-sized contractors and suppliers receive 75 percent of appropriated dollars for defense or military programs. But these small businesses, who lack the lobbying power of top- tier defense contractors, may suffer more from sequestration than big companies.

Tags: Defense , defense contractor , defense contracting , budget , Acquisition , Iraq , sequestration , Lockheed Martin , Boeing , Mackenzie Eaglen , AEI

Monday - 07/30/2012, 09:19pm EDT

Where Defense dollars will go in the year ahead

What happened with Aerospace & Defense spending in 2009 and where will it go in 2010? We ask a senior advisor for Aerospace and Defense at Deloitte.

Tags: contracting , budget , Defense , Deloitte , Charles Wald

Friday - 01/22/2010, 09:30am EST

Defense Spending Up

Tags: budget , DoD , Center for American Progress , Rudy deLeon

Thursday - 03/05/2009, 10:28am EST

DoD spending growth slows to 3 percent

New figures show U.S. defense spending grew by just under 3 percent last year. That's compared with more than seven percent on average for most of the decade.

Tags: DoD Report , Stockholm International Peace Research Institute , budget , China , In Depth

Monday - 04/11/2011, 02:51pm EDT

DoD mandates use of online tools for cost estimates

Beginning in February, all Defense Department components will be required to use new online tools to generate cost estimates for "any new proposal or initiative, large or small." Secretary Robert Gates in a memo urged DoD employees to start using the online tools now.

Tags: management , DoD , Congress , Robert Gates , Office of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/10/2011, 07:29pm EST

DoD budget to shrink in 2012

The defense budget will shrink by at least $15 billion in fiscal year 2012, Military Times reports.

Tags: DoD Report , Military Times , budget , Senate , omnibus , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 03:32pm EST

Defense authorization bill back on Senate docket

The Defense authorization bill has been on the Senate calendar, and off the Senate calendar. Now it's on again. The Senate majority leader is now promising to bring a 2011 defense authorization bill to the floor for a vote.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , defense spending bill , Senate Armed Services Committee , Harry Reid , Joe Lieberman , Senate , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 03:38pm EST

Deficit reduction to hit Pentagon in the pocket

In addition to cuts in federal pay and furloughs for government workers the commission also wants to roll back defense spending. Carl Conetta, Co-Director of the Project on Defense Alternatives, says we're on the right track with defense cuts.

Tags: DoD Report , Federal Drive , deficit reduction commission , furloughs , budget cuts , defense cuts , Project on Defense Alternatives , Carl Conetta

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 09:40am EST
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