In an Up Front column “The Art of Disruption” (AW&ST Oct. 28, p. 16), Byron Callan takes a rather optimistic stance about emerging technologies and defense. Considering the Oct. 23 testimony that U.S. Army acquisition czar Heidi Shyu gave to the House Armed Services tactical air and ground forces subcommittee about how continuing resolutions (CR) and the mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration are affecting new and start-up programs, not much can happen with new technologies. ...

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