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Posted in Defense Budget, Legal Developments
On September 14, 2012, the Office of Management and Budget released the Administration’s long awaited report on the implementation of the potential sequester currently scheduled to occur on January 2, 2012. The report satisfies three of the four major requirements of the Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012 (“STA”).  First, it provides an estimate of the… Continue Reading

OMB and DoD Testify Regarding Sequestration’s Impacts

Posted in Defense Budget, Legal Developments
On August 1, 2012, Acting OMB Director Jeffrey Zients and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter testified before the House Armed Services Committee on how OMB and DoD intend to implement sequestration – i.e., the mandatory budget cuts currently scheduled to occur on January 2, 2013, pursuant to the Budget Control Act of 2011. Director… Continue Reading

C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on Sequestration on Thursday, July 12

Posted in Defense Budget, Legal Developments
On Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern time), Crowell & Moring government contracts and labor attorneys Angela Styles, Kris Meade, Steve McBrady and Steve Rice, along with senior policy advisor Mike Gill, will conduct a webinar entitled “Sequestration: Preparing for Unprecedented Cuts to Federal Spending,” in conjunction with L2 Federal Resources. During this… Continue Reading

Proposed Defense Budget Reflects National Security Priorities

Posted in Defense Budget
In an effort to comply with the 2011 Budget Control Act, the Department of Defense has proposed a “difficult but manageable” budget that will save approximately $259 billion over the next five years, totaling $487 billion in savings within a decade. Coordinated with President Obama’s defense strategy guidance, this new budget provides a glimpse into the government’s… Continue Reading