On February 20, Forward Defense senior fellow Steven Grundman was quoted in Defense News discussing defense industry transformation goals. He states the industry is highly responsive to customer needs, noting that it consolidated in the 1990s to cut costs due to reduced military spending, which ultimately led to decreased competition and surge capacity.

The defense industry is hypersensitive to and responsive to its customers.

Steven Grundman

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