Defense contractors could go years without facing sequestration's impact, but DOD civilian employees may not be so lucky

New research indicates many defense contractors, both large and small, have been worrying about sequestration and bracing for impact, but it’s the Defense Department workforce that will feel the effects first, reports FCW, a sister publication of Defense Systems.

Because most contract activities for fiscal 2013 are already funded, the 10.3 percent that sequestration would shave from the DOD budget won't affect them, the story said. But with the Pentagon leadership looking at defense cuts of more than $56 billion in fiscal 2013, as many as 108,000 civilian workers could lose their jobs.

The findings are part of a report from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments released Aug. 24. According to the report, defense contractors could go years without facing sequestration’s impact, the story said.


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