Budget Sequestration and U.S. Defense

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CISTP and Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions (Georgia WAND) invite you to join a national security expert and a Georgia state representative for a briefing and Q+A session on the impact of the looming “fiscal cliff” on U.S. defense and national security. View the flyer here.  This meeting will address how federal austerity will test U.S. defense strategy and programs, at both the national and local levels.  Specifically, the panelists will discuss:

  • The current automatic budget cuts slated for early 2013, called “sequestration”
  • The implications of cuts mandated by defense sequestration on U.S. strategy, commitments, and programs
  • The impact these budget cuts may have on Georgia
  • Tangible alternatives to slated budget cuts, including clear areas of Pentagon waste
  • Prospects for reshaping the Pentagon budget to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of U.S. defense and national security over the long-term

WHO:  A panel of Pentagon and budget experts, including Georgia elected officials:


Dr. Adam Stulberg, Associate Professor & Co-Director of the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology


State Senator Nan Orrock, Georgia’s 36th district


Colonel Richard L. (Dick) Klass, U.S. Air Force

State Representative Scott Holcomb, Georgia’s 82nd district, member of Defense & Veterans Affairs committee

Pizzas and Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 28.


  • Workflow Status:Published
  • Created By:Debbie Mobley
  • Created:08/23/2012
  • Modified By:Fletcher Moore
  • Modified:10/07/2016