Matthew Potter is a contributor at DefenseProcurementNews.com (http://www.Defenseprocurementnews.com/) as well as writing about life and politics at his personal site. After serving in the US Navy, he began work as a defense contractor in Washington DC specializing in program management and budget development and execution. He recently relocated to Huntsville, AL, where he supports the US Army in the execution of aviation programs. In the last 15 years Mr. Potter has worked for several companies, large and small, involved in all aspects of the US defense industry. He holds two degrees in history and is a great student of the Civil War in Northern Virginia.