Comments for: Boston attack not likely to produce 9/11-like surge in federal spending

Posted April 28, 2013, at 7:04 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the subsequent military invasions overseas sparked a boom in new work for defense and information-technology contractors, many of them based around Washington. The government established the Department of Homeland Security and ramped up military and intelligence spending. Government services companies and …

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