DoD Looking at Sequestration Impact to 2014 Budget

June 5, 2013

Pentagon officials in the coming weeks will examine how to modify the US Defense Department’s 2014 budget proposal if sequestration spending caps remain in place.

DoD will submit its findings to the Senate Armed Services Committee on July 1, according to Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.

“You know the Department of Defense, we can adapt to a wide range of budget contingencies, but to do so responsibly, we need stability, we need time [and] we need flexibility, none of which we have under sequester,” Carter said Wednesday at a conference sponsored by the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis and the International Security Studies Program of The Fletcher School of Tufts University.

DoD’s 2014 budget request does not factor in sequestration and is $52 billion above federal spending caps.

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