On March 17, FD Senior Advisor Stephen Rodriguez wrote a piece on strategies for acquiring new, innovative technology within the defense industrial base. Modernization and new capabilities must be a focus in any new budget.

Should the Biden administration pursue major defense budget cuts, budget austerity does not have to connote a collapse in defense technology innovation.

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