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March 1, 2013
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  • Sequester measures fail; cuts begin
    Sequestration cuts began today, after the Senate on Thursday failed to pass two bills that would have stopped the cuts. Democrats advanced a bill that would have included tax increases and spending cuts, while a Republican measure focused on reducing spending. It's unclear whether lawmakers will craft new legislation aimed at halting sequestration. The Hill (2/28) , Defense News (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • White House releases guidelines for managing sequestration
    The White House on Wednesday recommended for the first time that federal agencies consider restrictions on hiring, travel budgets and employee bonuses in response to sequestration. The recommendations were outlined in a memo that suggested that federal agencies would have some flexibility in implementing the cuts. The Hill/On the Money blog (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Pentagon wants BRAC rounds in 2015 and 2017
    Pentagon officials told a panel of state governors this week that the Defense Department plans to seek authorization from Congress to institute two rounds of the Base Realignment and Closure process -- one in 2015 and another in 2017. Congress last year refused a BRAC request from the Pentagon. Politico (Washington, D.C.) (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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