Few projects terminated in Pentagon funding request, but Gates sends stern message on program execution
The Pentagon’s Fiscal 2011 funding request continues—with far less drama than last year’s bloodletting—to rebalance defenses from high-end conventional systems to those suitable for fighting today’s wars abroad. The request signals a hard reality for industry regarding contract performance but contains a soft edge in the form of much-needed industrial base relief not seen in the first Obama administration budget last spring. There are also hints about what is to come in Fiscal 2012. ...
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