NSPIR Current Issues: The Impact of Sequestration on Defense Contract Obligations
May 9, 2014
There has been significant anecdotal evidence that sequestration has had a profound effect on contracting by the Department of Defense (DoD), but virtually no hard data. This lack of reliable information on the impact of sequestration can now be remedied with the availability of FY2013 DoD contracting data through the publicly-available Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS). The National Security Program on Industry and Resources (NSPIR) presents an initial analysis of the impact of sequestration on DoD and its major components, in preparation for the release of the FY2013 update to NSPIR’s analysis of defense contracting trends later in early summer.