Pentagon Says Sequestration Impacts Will Linger For Years

Law360, New York (September 20, 2012, 9:33 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense told lawmakers Thursday that sequestration will have long-lasting impacts that could hamstring modernization efforts and interfere with thousands of contracts, in a last-ditch plea with congressional leaders to undo the pending automatic budget cuts sets to take effect in January.

The House Armed Services Committee called the hearing, one of a series on sequestration's impact on the military and likely the last before the cuts take effect, in response to a Sept. 14 White House report that detailed the percentage of...
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