NEW YORK, NY – On Wednesday, January 8th, Avascent Managing Director John Niehaus presented at the Bank of America – Merrill Lynch 2014 Defense Outlook Forum in New York City, organized in association with Defense News. This one-day conference provided an exclusive forum for participants to learn from key thought leaders within the Washington defense community, about issues surrounding U.S. government spending, industry trends, national security and industrial policy. Individual panels discussed the outlook for U.S. defense spending and weapons budgets in an age of budget austerity, and the potential implications on domestic and international defense markets. Mr. Niehaus’ presentation was entitled “The China Factor: Implications for the United States, Asian Allies, and the Defense Industry,” and he concluded by saying that currently, the China Factor is not widely recognized or fully appreciated in this space, but that is changing, as will opportunities in the defense market overall.
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