contracting http://iowapublicradio.org en Decline in contracting means new roles for service members http://iowapublicradio.org/post/decline-contracting-means-new-roles-service-members <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If a second federal sequester happens in January, the US military is anticipating another $52 billion in defense spending cuts. In Iowa, the National Guard is finding ways to save money by reducing the amount of work that is performed by contractors. We get more from Iowa Public Radio’s </span>Durrie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Bouscaren<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, in the third and final installment of our series on military contracts. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p></div><p></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 11:22:00 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 33106 at http://iowapublicradio.org Decline in contracting means new roles for service members Impact of military spending cuts uneven among Iowa's defense companies http://iowapublicradio.org/post/impact-military-spending-cuts-uneven-among-iowas-defense-companies <p>As the Department of Defense scales back military spending abroad, domestic arms manufacturers are seeing drastic changes in their revenues. For the first installment of this three part series, Iowa Public Radio’s Durrie Bouscaren profiles one of Iowa’s smallest defense contractors—the creator of a critical component for M-1 tanks.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 32990 at http://iowapublicradio.org Impact of military spending cuts uneven among Iowa's defense companies