national security

News
5:22 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Decline in contracting means new roles for service members

CW4 Mark Thompson and Colonel Allen Meyer, of the US Property and Fiscal Office at the Iowa National Guard.
Durrie Bouscaren Iowa Public Radio

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 Durrie Bouscaren, in the third and final installment of our series on military contracts.         

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News
5:35 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Impact of military spending cuts uneven among Iowa's defense companies

On the production floor, CEO Gary Roling shows off a crosswind sensor used by the U.S. military.
Durrie Bouscaren Iowa Public Radio

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.

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