DOD Brass Say Shaky Budget Imperils Small Contractors

Law360, Washington (March 13, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT) -- Continued uncertainty over the return of sequester-level funding puts U.S. Department of Defense national security priorities at risk, including needed support for the military from the defense industrial base and particularly from smaller contractors, defense leaders told lawmakers Thursday.

Speaking before the House Appropriations Committee’s Defense Subcommittee to discuss the department’s fiscal year 2015 budget request, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel praised lawmakers for reaching a recent two-year bipartisan budget agreement, giving the DOD some relief from recent harsh budget caps put in place under the federal...
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