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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - David Langstaff
Apanel of defense-industry executives complained last week to a National Press Club audience about the defense budget cuts known as sequestration. Calling those reductions "irresponsible," TASC CEO David Langstaff said sequestration would shatter "our ability to execute U.S. national security strategy."
Tens of thousands of defense industry workers risk suddenly losing their jobs if automatic federal spending cuts are not averted in the next few weeks, the chief executive officer of the defense contracting firm Northrop Grumman said Monday.
Calling those reductions "irresponsible," TASC CEO David Langstaff said sequestration would shatter "our ability to execute U.S. national security strategy."
Rather than smoothly producing battlefield intelligence to hunt insurgents, even the new and theoretically improved version of DCGS was "not operationally effective, not operationally suitable and not operationally survivable against cyberthreats," he said.