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James Clapper: 5K Contract Jobs At Risk Under Sequestration

Automatic across-the-board cuts under sequestration could result in about 5,000 contract workers losing their jobs and thousands of FBI employees being furloughed, the national intelligence director said Tuesday. James Clapper told the Senate Intelligence Committee the intelligence budget would take a 7 percent cut, or $4 billion, for the rest …

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Frank Kendall: Pentagon In Sequestration Damage Limitation Mode

The Defense Department is in damage limitation mode as it seeks to manage the effects of automatic budget cuts under sequestration, the Pentagon’s lead weapons buyer said Tuesday. Frank Kendall, undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, told an audience at the Newseum in Washington he is concerned the contracting industry …

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Memo: AF Taking $18B FY 2013 Sequestration Hit

The U.S. Air Force expects to cut $12 billion from its budget under sequestration at the same time it is facing a $1.8 billion shortfall for overseas contingency operations and a continuing resolution, two top Air Force officials said in a memo. American Forces Press Service reports Gen. Larry Spencer, …

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OMB Sequestration Report Highlights Account Level Cuts

The White House budget office detailed budget reductions at the account level in a report it submitted to Congress Friday on how agencies would implement cuts under sequestration, Federal News Radio reports. Cuts at the program, project and activity levels were not included in the Office of Management and Budget’s …

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OSHA Freezing Hiring, No Furloughs Under Sequestration

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will freeze bonuses and hiring as part of its efforts to reprogram funds in the event of sequestration, GovExec reports. Under that reprogramming, the Labor Department agency projects it will not need to furlough employees, according to the report. Citing an internal agency memo, …

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Report: Senate To Vote Down Sequestration Alternative Proposals

The Senate is expected to vote down alternative proposals proposed by both Democrats and Republicans aimed at avoiding $85 billion in sequestration cuts, Roll Call reports. Alan K. Ota writes Republicans James Inhofe of Oklahoma and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania proposed giving President Barack Obama flexibility in implementing cuts, while Majority Leader Harry …

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