Obama would offset sequestration in other areas by cutting the Pentagon.
Meanwhile, a fight over the MEADS missile program stalls a continuing budget resolution in Congress.
A continuing resolution bill is still winding its way through as Congress prepares to leave for two weeks.
The Senate’s budget plan would take much of the sting out of automatic defense cuts.
The bill does not stop sequestration, and the Senate is crafting an alternative plan.
The Navy wants to obtain contract modifications for programs who will run out of cash because of sequestration.
Pentagon says it will honor current contracts but faces a cash crunch with sequestration.
Plans to test the Marine’s Joint Strike Fighter on the USS Wasp could be cut under sequestration.
American Federation of Government Employees says savings on contracts could cover furlough costs.
Another round of base closure will be proposed in the fiscal 2014 Pentagon budget request March 25.