Tag Archives: industrial base

Ray Mabus: Navy to Preserve Shipbuilding Funds If Another Sequester Falls

U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has indicated to the House Appropriations Committee that the service will prioritize funding ship construction programs in the event of new budget cuts, the Washington Business Journal reported Friday. Jill Aitoro writes that Mabus told the committee Thursday that programs’ lead time, regional employment and level of …

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Legislators Call Attention to Possible Sequestration Effects

Lawmakers have expressed concern over the potential consequences of cuts to defense spending cuts and the ending of weapons procurement programs to the country’s military readiness and technical and industrial base, Defense News reported Tuesday. John Bennett writes the House Armed Services Committee, in a note attached the the lower …

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Elana Broitman Outlines Efforts to Strengthen Defense Industrial Base

The Defense Department is taking steps to ensure the U.S. industrial base will continue to provide mission-critical capabilities should sequestration continue into fiscal 2014, DoD Buzz reported Thursday. Kris Osborn writes Elana Broitman, acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for manufacturing and industrial base policy, said in a recent interview …

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