[Defense in Brief] Inability of Congress to pass budgets is harming research and development

A panel of experts at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) responded recently to a report noting that defense spending cuts, enacted by the Budget Control Act of 2011, along with continuing resolutions instead of actual budgets is driving defense industry contractors out of the market. That is severely impacting R&D of future [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.