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“Lawmakers have warned, small defence contractors will bear the brunt of the cuts,” writes Munsil, who notes that one unnamed company had to recently dump half its staff overnight.
“It all flows downhill,” said Mark Drever, president of Xcelerate Solutions, a 100-person company in McLean, Va., that owes about half of its business to the defence Department. “If there’s no money, there are no contracts, and we’re not going to be able to sustain and create new jobs,” Denver told Politico.
“The demand is there. I think the priority is there, and the threat is serious,” Steve Hawkins, vice president of information and security solutions for Raytheon, said in an interview with Bloomberg. Raytheon now wants to “make cybersecurity affordable to medium- and small-sized businesses.”
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