DOD Gears Up for Round 2 of Sequestration

DOD Gears Up for Round 2 of Sequestration by Leigh Munsil, Politico.

… Hagel urged lawmakers to give the Defense Department and its vast workforce stability and predictability after the ringer they’ve been through, including sequestration furloughs over the summer and then shutdown furloughs more recently.

The continuing resolution passed Wednesday and signed by President Barack Obama funds the government through Jan. 15, the same day the second round of spending cuts from sequestration is set to hit. Those cuts would set the Pentagon’s base budget at about $475 billion, which is roughly $20 billion less than the level in the CR and $50 billion less than DOD asked for in its fiscal year 2014 budget request…

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