Budget, sequestration and defense sales

This week on BGOV’s Capital Impact show hosted by Allen Scott:

  • With the 2013 calendar year coming to close, what does the outcome of Congress’ budget negotiations mean for government funding next year and beyond? Bloomberg Government Senior Defense Analyst Dr. Kevin Brancato was among a group of analysts who took part in a webinar addressing that topic. Congressional Action on the Budget & Sequestration is available for free at www.bgov.com.
  • We also discuss why most U.S. defense industrial capabilities aren’t at risk despite tighter budgets and the wind-down from two wars. Dr. Brancato addresses the topic in a BGOV Insight titled: Defense Industrial Base Secure, Pentagon Says.

    The Middle East will remain the primary source of overseas sales opportunities for U.S.-based defense companies, even as the U.S. military pivots to Asia and sustains its partnerships with European allies. What’s the reasoning behind that decision? Dr. Brancato will explain on this weeks Capital Impact??

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Allen Scott (moderator) specializes in customer on boarding and training at Bloomberg Government. Allen previously worked at Arbitron, Inc. where he served in a variety of roles from customer service to sales operations manager. Prior to Arbitron, Allen worked in radio for several years in the Washington and Baltimore areas. Most recently he spent six years at 99.1 HFS as co-host and news director.
Dr. Kevin Brancato is a defense analyst at Bloomberg Government. Before joining Bloomberg, he was a management scientist at the RAND Corporation, where he analyzed weapon system costs and defense manpower policies. He received a B.A. in math from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University.