Hundreds of Massachusetts jobs are in the balance as the US Defense Department is expected on Thursday to propose a one-time funding cut to a military communications project being developed by General Dynamics in Taunton. The company's’ program to build a mobile high-speed data communications network that ground forces can use in the field would lose around half its current annual appropriation--$414 million--under the proposal, threatening jobs at the Taunton factory and at other subcontractors in Massachusetts, company and government officials said Wednesday.
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