Report: Defense FY 2014 Budget Proposal To Not Include Sequestration

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Pentagon1The White House is preparing to send its proposed fiscal year 2014 budget to Congress on March 25 with initial top line figures coming in the middle of the month, Defense News reports.

Marcus Weisgerber writes that proposal does not factor in the automatic cuts under sequestration scheduled to start March 1.

War funding also may not factor into the request, Weisgerber reports, citing a Feb. 5 memo from Pentagon Deputy Comptroller John Roth.

Pentagon leaders are also preparing to send an intelligence budget proposal to Congress on April 8 and an information technology spending plan on April 12, according to the report.

Sequestration, if implemented, would result in a $46 billion cut to the Pentagon’s budget between March and September.

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