A high-profile budget proposal unveiled late Dec. 10 on Capitol Hill would save the Pentagon from absorbing any more so-called sequestration cuts than it already has — essentially freezing the spending floor for fiscal 2014 and 2015 at current, sequestered 2013 levels — but could further restrain defense contractor salaries. Under current law mandated by the 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA), when the next round of sequestration takes effect in January, the Defense Department and other ...

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