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Byline: Cynthia Vinarsky
Jul. 25--With millions of dollars in government contracts at stake, officials with RMI Titanium and its parent, RTI International, are waiting expectantly for the release of a U.S. Secretary of Defense budget review.
RMI has long-standing contracts to provide titanium for 339 F-22 fighter planes, said president and chief executive Timothy Rupert, and the company hopes that number will stand up to the scrutiny of Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. secretary of defense. Rumsfeld, who took over the helm of the department with the Bush administration, is conducting a top-to-bottom study of the defense department budget, including the $2.1 billion …