Next month, the National Defense Industrial Association will publish its list of "Top Issues" for 2002, representing the broad concerns of the defense industrial base for the year ahead. Theses issues will guide NDIA's educational and lobbying efforts during that period. With 2001 closing, below is a summary of progress made in support of this year's issues.
Issue 1: A National Security Strategy
for the 21st Century
A decade of downsizing, decreased investments and increased commitments has taken its toll on the nation's military forces, resulting in a decided mismatch between their capability and the national-security strategy.
Challenges: Advocate to …