Pentagon's 2013 Budget Shuffles Contracting Priorities

Law360, New York (February 13, 2012, 9:16 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Defense's 2013 budget request released Monday included "smarter spending" goals designed to reduce and reprioritize procurement spending as part of a mission to shave $287 billion from the projected defense budget over the next five years.

The Pentagon previewed the broad outlines of the plan in January, saying that the U.S. needs to reduce its active-duty Army and Marine Corps numbers after a decade at war, without compromising security. To make up for the reduced troop levels,Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta outlined...
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