- Oct 11, 2000
791,000 DoD employees and Paul Ryan wants to keep growing it.The Defense Department would be forced to cut 108,000 civilian employees from its work force next year if automatic budget cuts take effect Jan. 1, according to a new report.
Defense contractors would see more gradual cuts as existing contracts run out and are not renewed, according to the Aug. 24 report by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
The cuts formally known as sequestration are required by last years Budget Control Act unless Congress and the Obama administration agree on a path to reducing future budget deficits by $1.2 trillion through 2021.
DoD would need to cut its 791,000-person work force by 13.7 percent in fiscal 2013 to achieve its share of the reductions, which the report estimates at $56.5 billion, or 10.3 percent.