HILLARY CLINTON: I was struck when the spokesperson indicated that the air force could not and did not take into consideration the impact of the [KC-X contract] award on the industrial base. ... Title X requires the air force to do that ...MICHAEL DONLEY: My general observaition is we live in a global marketplace. Attempting to go with US sources only in particular situations where it seems to advantage one company over another is really sort of a temporary perspective on where all of these companies are headed. This is an international aerospace [sic] and an international business
CLINTON: Well, Mr. Donley, then it won't surprise you to hear that I disagree. But more importantly than my disagreement are the very specific requirements within Title X, subtitle A, part 4, chapter 144, section 2440, which reads: 'The secretary of defense shall [ed:
proscribe] prescribe regulations requiring consideration of the
national technology industrial base in the development and implementation of
acquisition plans for each major defense acquisition program'. So I would
appreciate receiving in writing each of you the specific answer to my question
in relation to Title X.
I'm very well aware that we live in an international economy. I'm also extremely conscious of the impact of decisions made by our government with taxpayer dollars that undermine our competitiveness for the long-run and eliminate jobs and thereby undermine technical skill acquisition in a way that will come back to haunt us. So this is something I take very seriously.