AIA, CSIS Release Executive Summary of New Report

Today, AIA released the Executive Summary of a study we conducted with the Center for Strategic and International Studies entitled, “Measuring the Impact of Sequestration and the Defense Drawdown on the Industrial Base, 2011-2015.” Through analysis of publicly available
contract data, the study details sequestration’s actual impact – lost suppliers, changes in competition and market structure, and other turmoil – on the defense industrial base.

Delving into data available from the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) and the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Subaward Reporting System (FSRS), the paper examines trends in defense contracting across the various sectors of the defense industrial base during the current defense drawdown  required in response to budget caps under the Budget Control Act of 2011.

“Despite the dedication of our troops, and the noble work of our companies, neither the government nor the private sector can operate properly under the conditions imposed by the BCA; it is no surprise that senior military leaders have publicly warned that they are struggling to maintain readiness and modernize capability,” said AIA Vice President for National Security Policy John Luddy.

Read the Document