Tension was in the air at last week’s AUSA meeting. Hanging over the entire conference was an impending sense of doom. Companies wondered where their next sale would come from; program managers worried about meeting their sales goals; and the military just focused on getting in and out without contractors bleeding them dry. It was quite a scene.
This week, you’ll make the long trek up to Capitol Hill to convince lawmakers of your ability to replace one of the most effective Secretarys of Defense our nation’s seen. While Gates will no doubt be a hard act to follow, he wasn’t perfect, and neither were the administrations he served.