Panel: Fiscal Constraints Will Force Next Defense Secretary to Consider Program Kills

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The next defense secretary will inherit a vexing set of financial challenges that demand an “all-or-nothing” approach to cutting the defense budget, including weapon systems and even personnel accounts, according to a key Defense Department advisory panel cited by Defense News (subscription required).

Such “bold action” would mark a departure from the less politically painful and more common practice of dealing with fiscal constraints by imposing small cuts across all accounts, the Defense Business Board says in a new report.

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    […] Panel: Fiscal Constraints Will Force Next Defense Secretary to Consider Program Kills Naval Calendar 2009 Our Naval Calendar 2009 features 13 images of US Navy and allied naval forces in action. Buy the Naval Calendar 2009 exclusively at the PatriArt Gallery for only $ 19.99. Worldwide delivery available. The next defense secretary will inherit a vexing set of financial challenges that demand an “all-or-nothing” approach to cutting the defense budget, including weapon systems and even personnel accounts, according to a key Defense Department advisory panel cited by Defense News (subscription required). Such “bold action” would mark a departure from the less politically painful and more common practice of dealing with fiscal constraints by imposing small cuts across all accounts, the Defense Business Board says in a new report. […]

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