Frank Kendall Predicts Sequestration Delay

November 6, 2012

The Defense Department has begun the early stages of planning for sequestration but the Pentagon’s top acquisition official believes Congress will reach a deal to delay the cuts before January, Reuters reports.

Frank Kendall, undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, told Reuters he is optimistic lawmakers can not only delay the cuts but that the White House and Congress can also form a bigger budget deal in early 2013.

Andrea Shalal-Esa writes Kendall addressed a National Contract Management Association conference Monday, saying the Pentagon accepted some risk in planning its fiscal 2013 budget.

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