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DoD Sequestration News

Coast Guard: Budget cuts to limit flights, patrols

Coast Guard commandant says automatic spending cuts would mean fewer flight hours, sea patrols

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 01:10pm EST

Obama rejects plan for more say in spending cuts

Obama rejects GOP plan to give president more say in allocating spending cuts

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 02:33am EST

Military leaders say Congress must stop sequester

Military leaders say automatic budget cuts will undercut ability to confront global threats

Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 07:20pm EST

Obama warns of risks over budget cut uncertainty

Obama warns that uncertainty over budget cuts already taking hold ahead of Friday deadline

Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 03:15am EST

Sequester: Bombshell or burp?

We've got another week, at least, of hair-pulling news and analysis about sequestration, federal furloughs and the like. So, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know, is this going to be the bombshell critics claim or as harmless as a burp in church?

Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 02:00am EST

Army fears sequestration's indirect effects on service members

Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment, said many of the cost-cutting measures the Army will be forced to take because of sequestration, such as letting service and maintenance contracts expire, could have a trickle-down effect on service members.

Friday - 02/22/2013, 07:18pm EST
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In Army, sequestration will force about-face on acquisition reforms

Army says its implementation of DoD's Better Buying Power directives saved hundreds of millions of dollars last year, but this year's budget chaos will undo much of the progress.

Friday - 02/22/2013, 06:03am EST
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Pentagon notifies Congress of likely furloughs

Pentagon tells Congress that worker furloughs are likely if no budget deal reached by March 1

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 12:08pm EST

Pentagon starts 45-day countdown to civilian furloughs

The Pentagon says furloughs for nearly all of its 780,000 civilian employees would begin in April if sequestration goes into effect. DoD would grant limited exceptions for civilians in combat zones or those who are critical to preserving life and safety. Political appointees would also be exempt. The Pentagon also released a list of states where furloughs would have the most effect.

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 05:59am EST

DoD details states hit hardest by sequestration

The Pentagon's budget chief, Robert Hale, told reporters that the economic impact of sequestration would be felt nationwide. The biggest potential losses, in term of total civilian payroll dollars, would be in Virginia, California, Maryland, Texas and Georgia, he said. Hale said the unpaid leaves for civilian workers would begin in late April and would save $4 billion to $5 billion if extended through the end of the budget year, Sept. 30.

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 05:41pm EST
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Sequestration no longer unthinkable, former Pentagon insider says

With sequestration set to go into effect in fewer than two weeks, many in the Defense Department are concerned the looming cuts are likely and will have a devastating effect on military readiness. Former Deputy Defense Secretary Bill Lynn, now the CEO of DRS Technologies, told Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose the cuts will have a long-lasting impact on Pentagon planning.

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 06:29pm EST
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Poll: Will sequestration actually happen?

Federal News Radio wants to know what you think. Will sequestration go into effect when the deadline hits on March 1?

Monday - 02/18/2013, 05:36pm EST

Clapper: Sequestration 'quite damaging' to national intelligence

James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, tells Federal News Radio he's concerned about the effects of sequestration on the intelligence community.

Friday - 02/15/2013, 09:21am EST
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Former Deputy Defense Secretary Bill Lynn on the timeline of defense sequestration planning

Bill Lynn, former deputy secretary of Defense and now chief executive officer of DRS Technologies, joins Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss how the Pentagon has prepared for the automatic, across-the-board budget cuts.

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 08:10pm EST
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Military issues dire warnings of readiness crisis, decries political gridlock

Among the warnings the military's top uniformed officers delivered to the Senate Tuesday: Half of Marine Corps units will fall below readiness standards by the end of the year, the Army will have to curtail training for 80 percent of its ground forces and shipyards are already becoming short-staffed because of DoD's hiring freeze.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 06:02am EST
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Top officers issue urgent warning over budget cuts

US military's top leaders says looming spending cuts may leave troops unprepared for combat

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 07:14pm EST

Are contractors exaggerating sequestration impact?

As sequestration draws nearer, contractor groups have pointed to alarming studies that show the 9 percent in across-the-board Defense cuts would throw at least 1 million people out of work and potentially cripple the defense and aerospace industries. But in a new report, the Center for International Policy, a nonprofit group which advocates reducing military spending, presented evidence that far fewer defense-sector jobs would be lost than industry has claimed and that defense companies would likely be able to absorb the defense cuts.

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 06:08pm EST
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Air Force: Sequestration already creating 'chronic inefficiency'

The Air Force's long-range planning and modernization takes back seat to preparations for near-term crises, including contingency plans to scale back civilian workforce. Civilian furloughs would be "breach of faith," Air Force says.

Friday - 02/08/2013, 05:57pm EST

Furloughs vs. buyouts

Are you sick of hearing the F-word coming out of Washington? Would you offer yourself up as buyout bait? If the answer to either is yes, check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report for the latest forecast.

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 02:00am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Feb. 5, 2013

Robert Litan discusses a Bloomberg Government study about rule-making in the Obama administration. Michael Tinsley, CEO of NeoSystems Corp., offers insight on how furloughs might affect federal contractors. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo weighs in on a a 2012 Supreme Court case that could come back to bite federal agencies facing budget cuts under sequestration. Gregory Wilshusen discusses a new GAO report on how prepared agencies are to fend of online assaults. John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service talks about sequestration and the threat of furloughs.

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 08:18am EST
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