New White Sands Commander Trying To Control Spending

Las Cruces – The new commander of the Army's White Sands Missile Range says he hopeful the base can drive down testing costs so it can maintain its edge with civilian customers.

Col. John Ferrari tells the Las Cruces Sun-News ( ) that the base will be more reliant than ever on civilian projects as the Pentagon budget shrinks in coming years. That makes it even more import to control costs so the base can retain those private projects.

Ferrari took over at the base about three months ago. President Barack Obama has nominated the 46-year-old West Point graduate for promotion to brigadier general.


Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News,

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