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Pentagon Details 2013 Sequestration Impact on Budget Accounts

Jun. 13, 2013 - 03:45AM   |  
By MARCUS WEISGERBER   |   Comments
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WASHINGTON — Sequestration spending reductions will cut $15.8 billion from the US Defense Department’s 2013 budget, according to a Pentagon report.

The 438-page document details the specifics on sequestration — about $37 billion total in 2013 — across all of DoD’s program accounts, both in the base and war budgets. Military personnel are exempt from the cuts.

In all, $9.8 billion will be cut from DoD’s $110 billion procurement account and $6 billion from its $69.6 billion research-and-development account, the documents state. Operations and maintenance accounts will be cut by $20.3 billion.

The document also said:

■The Army’s $179 billion budget will be cut by $7.6 billion.

■The Navy’s $173 billion budget will be cut by $10.7 billion

■The Air Force’s $154 billion budget will be cut by $10 billion.

■The $110 billion defense-wide budget, which includes the defense agencies, will be cut by $8.9 billion.

To see the full document, go to:

http://comptroller.defense.gov/execution/Sequestration/Unclassified_Published_Sequestration_Final.pdf

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