June 12, 2024

Government Workers Could Face the First Job Cuts

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pink slipSequestration would force DoD to lay off workers long before the defense industry, according to AOL Government. Federal Computer Week confirms that the Pentagon will take the first punch. Defense Daily says sequestration would not fully hit the industry (paywall) next year. The Hill quotes an analyst who believes the industry is bluffing on layoffs and finds that neither presidential candidate seems interested in a pre-election sequestration compromise. The Congressional Budget Office’s latest report (PDF) sees the defense budget bottoming out at $501 billion in FY2014.

Lockheed tells Australia that Boeing’s EA-18G Growler will be obsolete in five years. But the Marines say they have no plans to build an electronic attack variant of Lockheed’s Joint Strike Fighter, according to Defense Tech.

Navy volunteers help to clear trails at Jefferson-Patterson Park in Calvert County, The Recorder reports.

The Office of Naval Research is pursuing augmented reality technology.

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