Sequestration countdown: 102 days

With the threat of sequestration hanging over the federal government, each day FedScoop compiles all the news surrounding this important issue until a budget deal is reached or the deadline to stop sequestration passes.

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The lead

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley told the Air Force Association on Tuesday that sequestration would leave the Pentagon without a workable strategy to counter global threats.



“We need Congress to de-trigger the Budget Control Act’s sequester provisions before the end of the year.”

– Air Force Secretary Michael Donley


Business leaders in Stafford County, just south of the Quantico Marine Corps base, told Senate candidate George Allen about the effect sequestration is already having on business.


A group of experts say sequestration might be manageable.

The White House report on sequestration was a non-event for the folks at DOD, Defense Systems reports.

Adm. Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, told an audience at the Center for International and Strategic Studies that he is worried sick over sequestration, and that the U.S. cannot maintain its defense superiority being so far out of fiscal balance.

Sequestration looks increasingly likely, some analysts say.

DOD not making plans, yet, for sequestration cuts.


HHS Sec Sebelius: Sequestration to bypass new co-op health plans.

For a primer on all things sequestration, check out FedScoop’s Sequestration Guide.

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