Defense officials say new proposed new position will only add another layer of bureaucracy.
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SBA’s program hooks up small and large businesses to create networking opportunities.
Lawmakers are squabbling over legislation to free up airwaves for police and firefighters.
Program created in 2002 has been dogged by complaints that application process is too onerous.
Report by organization studying issues affecting the two regions argues they should be spared deep BRAC cuts this time.
Backers are now trying to win over the White House, congressional leaders and House conservatives.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., could propose decreasing the Marine Corps' KC-130J aerial tanker buy in 2006 from 12 planes to four, to make room in the budget for at least nine C-130Js.