Pentagon Authorizes Steps Such as Freezing Civilian Hires

“The Pentagon has authorized its senior managers to freeze civilian hiring, curtail travel and training, dismiss temporary workers, review contracts and cancel some weapons maintenance because of budget uncertainty.
‘We have no idea what the hell’s going to happen,’ Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said yesterday at the Pentagon, in explaining the need to begin cost-cutting measures. ‘All told, this uncertainty, if left unresolved by the Congress, will seriously harm our military readiness.’”

Source:Pentagon Authorizes Steps Such as Freezing Civilian Hires – Bloomberg

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