Which Contracts Are Most At Risk from Sequestration?
October 28, 2012
If automatic sequestration cuts occur in January, the first cuts will be contracts — especially contracts that expire and are up for renewal or re-competition.
A total of $23 billion in federal contracts are due to expire in January alone, the first month sequestration is due to take effect. For the full 2013 calendar year, the figure is $291 billion.
While not all of these contracts would have been renewed in a normal year, far more are vulnerable to being stopped or scaled down under sequestration, contract experts say.