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Topic - Wes Bush
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.
Wes Bush, president and CEO of Northrop Grumman Corp., said that "getting to a framework agreement that would allow the nation to move forward is critical."
"Do federal employees get furloughed on Jan. 2 or Jan. 3? Nobody really knows," Mr. Bush said. "We can't stand here today and predict what will happen, even though it is just a few weeks away, because we will each have to make those decisions based on the environment at the time."