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October 11, 2010 at 11:02am

Schwartz supports pay raise for airmen

This from Air Force Times: The Air Force chief of staff stands behind a 1.4 percent pay raise for airmen next year - but says anything more and it will get tougher for the service to do its job.

The service's budget is so stretched that a pay increase bigger than the one requested by President Obama "means we'll do less of something else," Gen. Norton Schwartz told government employees at an Oct. 6 meeting in Washington, D.C.

Read more here.

Filed under: Defense News, U.S. Air Force,

October 7, 2010 at 11:32am

Defense spending cuts have trickle down effect

Here is an interesting piece from the Los Angeles Times about the future of small aerospace business due to cuts in defense spending. While the story primarily focuses on businesses in the LA area, the same could apply for several other areas across the country.

Here's a quote from the piece: "The golden era of aerospace has passed," said Tom Captain, principal of Deloitte's aerospace and defense consulting practice. "There is now a siren call for businesses to transfer from a hardware-based machine shop to a software-based technologically advanced firm." 

To read the entire story, click here

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