Skip to comments.Defense Cuts Put Small–Business Jobs in Jeopardy
Posted on 12/07/2011 9:47:31 AM PST by Nachum
Small businesses that are important to the safety and security of the nation are being gravely threatened by deep defense spending cuts.
The NAVSYS Corporation is a small business in Colorado that developed the first GPS cell phone to provide the 911 cellular location services that exist today. That first cell phone will soon be displayed in the Smithsonian. NAVSYS has gone on to create other innovations, and many of its products play an important role in Americas defense technologies.
On Monday, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (RWA) hosted a panel featuring female Representatives, CEOs, and small-business owners. Dr. Allison Brown, CEO and founder of NAVSYS, spoke specifically about the effects that regulations, defense cuts, and uncertainty in the financial market have had on her business.
In particular, Brown highlighted a network called Nameth, an innovative system that makes GPS-guided weapons more precise, improving their effectiveness and limiting collateral damage. Due to defense cuts, Nameth may be in jeopardy, and Brown said the Air Force is cutting funds too quickly to analyze how they might affect this significant system.
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If people want to cut spending, they need to start with the ‘free-shit’ giveaways, such as SNAP cards and overly generous pensions.
At least with much of our defense spending, the money does go into the productive economy.
Seems to me the most important job, Job #1 of the Federal Government is the defense of the Union of the States, and their borders.
Oath, WHAT oath!?
I’m not convinced. I think there’s plenty of pork and crony capitalism in the Defense budget that could be cut out without harming core Defense responsibilities. Every Government function needs a haircut even Defense.