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U.S. Budget Battle Has Far-Reaching Consequences for Geospatial Industry

April 12, 2012

U.S. Budget Battle Has Far-Reaching Consequences for Geospatial Industry

By Kevin D. Pomfret, executive director, Centre for Spatial Law and Policy (www.spatiallaw.com), Richmond, Va.   The defense industry has known since last year that the Department of Defense would need to make cutbacks. With deficits and debt becoming increasing concerns among voters, companies understood that the country’s fiscal position couldn’t sustain current levels of