Sequestration is upon us

Thursday - 2/28/2013, 6:13pm EST

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This week on BGOV's Capital Impact show hosted by Allen Scott:

  • Congress can't avoid the meat cleaver of sequestration, and those cuts -- about $234 million this year -- may have a disproportionate impact on the legislative branch. But it's not clear that these reductions will be enough to induce legislators to undo, downsize or postpone the government-wide cuts coming March 1. Bloomberg Government's Senior Defense Analyst Dr. Kevin Brancato breaks down the sequester with Allen Scott.

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Allen Scott (moderator) specializes in customer on boarding and training at Bloomberg Government. Allen previously worked at Arbitron, Inc. where he served in a variety of roles from customer service to sales operations manager. Prior to Arbitron, Allen worked in radio for several years in the Washington and Baltimore areas. Most recently he spent six years at 99.1 HFS as co-host and news director.

Kevin Brancato is a defense analyst at Bloomberg Government. Before joining Bloomberg, he was a management scientist at the RAND Corporation, where he analyzed weapon system costs and defense manpower policies. He received a B.A. in math from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University.