Northern Virginia Stop Sequestration Rally Hosted by Northrop Grumman
On Monday, July 30, 2012, Northrop Grumman Corporation hosted a rally to help stop the automatic, across the board budget cuts known as sequestration from taking effect in January 2013. Several hundred aerospace and defense industry workers from multiple companies throughout the northern Virginia region attended the rally to make their voices heard. A strong bipartisan lineup of Virginia politicians including Governor Bob McDonnell (R) and Congressmen Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Jim Moran (D-VA), Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) also contributed as speakers during the event.
Other speakers included Wes Bush, Chairman, CEO & President of Northrop Grumman Corp., Darryl Fraser, Vice President, Communications of Northrop Grumman Corp., John Jumper, CEO of SAIC Corp., Brad Antle, Chairman of the Northern VA Technology Council, and President & CEO of Salient Federal Solutions, Inc., and Marion Blakey, President & CEO of Aerospace Industries Association.
Initial coverage of the event can be found below: