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Only one issue is on the minds of defense leaders and industry executives these days: Looming budget cuts. But widespread panic over the coming spending reductions could be turned into an opportunity to tackle the obvious fat in the Pentagon’s budget, analysts suggest. T. Russell Crook, associate professor of management in the UT College of Business Administration, and David Patterson, executive director of the UT National Defense Business Institute, partnered with other universities on a study that suggests ways the Pentagon can cut billions and operate more efficiently. The study is featured in this National Defense Magazine article.