The Pentagon’s massive civilian workforce will be hit hardest and fastest if potential across-the-board federal budget cuts take hold in January, a Washington-based budget analyst says. The Budget Control Act of 2011 set in motion a penalty called sequestration—which will reduce defense spending by $54.7 billion from the president’s fiscal 2013 budget request—unless lawmakers reach a deal on how to reduce the deficit. That is effectively a 10.3% reduction in investment and other ...

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