By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
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.
Dawne S. Hickton, president and CEO of RTI International Metals Inc., said the automatic spending cuts would curtail progress on programs that have been years in the making.
"What we’re manufacturing in our plants today is going in a military program two or three years down the road," Ms. Hickton said.