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Comprint Military Publications - April 6, 2012, By Andrew Revelos
Organizations affiliated with Naval Support Facility (NSF) Indian Head met Mar. 26 to discuss how any future Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) or spending reductions might affect the community around the installation. The meeting, sponsored by the Indian Head Defense Alliance (IHDA) and the Charles County Chamber of Commerce, featured local, state and federal leaders with insider perspectives on BRAC and the nation's fiscal challenges.
DEFCON Hill - April 2, 2012, By Carlo Munoz
The Navy's new five-year shipbuilding plan provides adequate support for U.S. defense industry firms, even if it calls for a smaller number of vessels, according to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
Reuters - March 14, 2012, By Andrea Shalal-Esa
Lockheed Martin Corp, the largest U.S. weapons maker, on Wednesday urged Congress to act quickly to avert an additional $500 billion in defense cuts that would begin in January, warning that uncertainty about the future was dampening investment and hiring across the industry.
The Washington Post - March 8, 2012, By Steve Vogel
Defense Department officials warned a House panel Thursday that if Congress does not approve the Obama administration’s proposal for two new rounds of base closings, the Pentagon will use existing authority to close some facilities.
Federal Times - February 13, 2012, By KATE BRANNEN
In 1991, a Democratic Congressman from California fought hard to keep an Army base open in his congressional district. While he lost that fight and Fort Ord was forced to close, the lawmaker's political career did not end there.
National Catholic Reporter - January 31, 2012, By Sanford Gottlieb
A chill has descended on Wichita, Kan. Winter weather is not the culprit, aircraft manufacturer Boeing is. The company, a longtime fixture in the city, brought the chill when it announced the imminent closure of its big defense plant there. And Wichita is not alone.
Capitol Weekly - January 31, 2012, By John Howard
Facing a weak economy and looming military cuts that potentially include new base closures, a push is under way to extol the benefits that defense spending and military installations provide to local economies in six states of the Southwest, including California.
CQ Transcriptions - January 26, 2012
Good afternoon, everybody.
As all of you know, this department has undertaken a very fundamental review of its defense strategy and of our spending priorities.
Chicago Tribune - January 20, 2012, By Andrea Shalal-Esa, Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 40 U.S. aerospace and defense industry executives met with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in Washington on Friday amid signs that huge planned cuts in military spending are already squeezing industry profits and prompting layoffs.
The New York Times - January 20, 2012, By THOM SHANKER
NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta visited a flight testing center along the shores of Chesapeake Bay on Friday to give a lift to the beleaguered F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, announcing that he was taking the Marine Corps version of the costly warplane off probation.
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