Rapid Fire 2011-09-06: Debt Super Committee Takes Off
- The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (aka Supercommittee – will it fly?) will have its first organization meeting on Thursday September 8. This will no doubt lead to a string of announcements from interested parties throughout the week. Bloomberg says lobbyists employed by primes have their work cut out for them.
- Member of US House Armed Services Committee Susan Davis (D-CA) tells the San Diego Union-Tribune she sees a need for more cybersecurity, drones, and special forces. LCS and carriers: yes (well, this is San Diego); JSF: maybe we don’t need the numbers that were initially projected. In an interview with Bloomberg Government, the chiefs of the House and Senate Armed Services committees similarly come out in support of an outward-looking role for the US in the world that would translate into continued funding support for projection forces.
- John Tierney (D-MA) introduced a bill to create a new Inspector General to supervise contingency contracting, in line with recommendations in the final report of the Commission on Wartime Contracting, reports The Hill.