Has Sequestration Hit Defense Contractors Hard Enough?
June 11, 2013
A lawmaker on Tuesday pressed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on the high price-tag of contractors as part of the Pentagon’s workforce.
The comments came from Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., during a hearing of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee on the Pentagon’s fiscal 2014 budget request. Durbin framed his comments in the context of the recent leak at the National Security Agency by a Booz Allen Hamilton contractor, and said he was “concerned about the cost” of the contractor workforce in the Defense Department.