The funding storm clouds on the horizon for the Department of Defense in 2012 came to fruition with the fiscal crisis of 2013. With Congress unable or unwilling to take action on a workable federal budget, all U.S. government agencies were required to take a cut in their funding. The resulting scramble for dollars resulted in a slowdown for the U.S. Navy in current weapon-system procurement and in establishment of new programs.
U.S. Naval Aviation and Weapons Development in Review
By Commander Jan C. Jacobs, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)