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WHAT THE PENTAGON WILL KEEP AS IT CUTS

Specifics of where DoD will find $489 billion in planned cuts over the  
next decade ($263 billion in the next five years) have not been  
released. But the broad strategy laid out this week by President Obama  
and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (left) underscored some of what  
would not be cut. Panetta said: "We will protect, and in some cases  
increase, our investments in special operations forces, in new  
technologies like ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance)  
and unmanned systems, in space -- and, in particular, in cyberspace --  
capabilities . . . ." Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter mentioned  
protecting "aspects of our science and technology investments . . .  
(and) critical investments in wounded warrior care." He described  
science, technology and innovation as "the seed corn of the future. We  
want to make sure we don't eat the seed corn."



Danny

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Dr. Daniel A. Menasce
Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Computer Science
Volgenau School of Engineering,
Long and Kimmy Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 2510, MS 5C8
George Mason University
4400 University Dr.,
Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
www.cs.gmu.edu/faculty/menasce.html