August 20, 2019

Morning Coffee: Human Toll of Military Layoffs

Job-security concerns may compound pressures already producing record behavioral and physical health issues.

Defense Spending Bill Winds Toward House Floor

Republican leadership struggles to keep spending bill on track with NSA surveillance funds intact and without restrictions regarding actions in Egypt or Syria.

First-Quarter GDP Preview Positive

money

But growth fails to offset sequestration uncertainty in military budgets.

Hope Fading for Sequestration Deal in March

capitol hill winter

One representative says he doesn’t think Congress is capable of a deal.

All DoD Workers Could Be Furloughed Under Latest Plan

Pentagon

Virtually all civilian defense employees would be furloughed if Congress doesn’t resolve sequestration by March.

Lawyers Advise Contractors to Issue Layoff Notices

budget axe

A labor law firm is advising federal contractors to issue WARN notices in advance of the March sequestration fight.

Government Workers Could Face the First Job Cuts

pink slip

Sequestration is likely to cost DoD jobs before it impacts contractors, analysts say.

Lockheed Lays Off 740

job cut scissors

Job reductions hit the sensor unit, including 75 in the DC area, as defense giant tightens up.

DynCorp Loses in Lex Park

Seventy-four employees laid off in Lexington Park.

Morning Coffee: 1,000 Layoffs Hit DC Defense Industry

A morning roundup of news from Pax River, NAVAIR, the Pentagon and beyond.