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Our guest is Chris Hellman, Senior Research Analyst from National Priorities Project. Our topics will include: Federal budget basics, what's going on in Washington including the latest budget action, what's happening with sequestration, and what's going on with Pentagon spending.
About Chris Hellman Chris joined NPP after serving as a military policy analyst for the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation where his work focused on national security spending, military planning and policy, base closures, major weapons systems, trends in the defense industry, global military spending, and homeland security. Prior to joining the Center, Chris spent six years as a Senior Research Analyst at the Center for Defense Information. He also worked for two years as a military budget specialist at Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Previously, Chris spent ten years on Capitol Hill as a congressional staffer working on national security and foreign policy issues. Chris is familiar with all aspects of the federal budget process. He is a frequent media commentator on military planning, policy, and budgetary issues and is the author of numerous reports and articles. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Middlebury College in Vermont. He joined NPP in August 2009.
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