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.
Safety investigations, layoffs and official criticism buffet the Joint Strike Fighter program.
Pentagon says it will honor current contracts but faces a cash crunch with sequestration.
Almost all civilian DoD employees will be furloughed one day a week for the rest of the year if sequestration triggers.
Plans to test the Marine’s Joint Strike Fighter on the USS Wasp could be cut under sequestration.
FAA announces intention at AUVSI event in Virginia.
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.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta delays the deployment of the USS Truman to the Persian Gulf.