Defense spending debate grows more heated in Washington
Whether Congress follows through is far from clear, but the rhetoric inside Washington is building toward spending cuts and systemic changes to the national security budget after a decade of record amounts that some say left the U.S. military little better off. At the Pentagon, the Defense secretary and the department’s acquisition chief are unveiling a new approach to purchasing by looking to reverse the assumptions that contracting officials start with—let alone demanding reliable, ...
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