In 2010, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced his plan to cut 10 percent in spending on support contractors and overall spending cuts over 5 years totalling over $100 billion. The move has not been without controversy in the government contractor community, the military and among political leaders. For starters, Gates proposal includes dismantling of Joint Forces Command based in Norfolk, VA, which impacts thousands of jobs. The proposed cuts on contractor work, which is expected to roll some work to full-time government positions, also is being felt across the country.
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About Michael Hackmer
Michael Hackmer was born in Boston, MA in 1975. Graduated Phillips Academy, Andover in 1994. Received his B.A. in Politics from The Catholic University of America in 1998. Hackmer has specialties in digital marketing, social media marketing, SEO, project management and strategic planning. He is the founder of Social Web Tactics (www.socialwebtactics.com), a digital marketing and sales agency focused on providing businesses and organizations the ability to connect with their audience using the latest and most effective digital technologies and tools.