A DOD official this week told Congress that the sequester will have a significant impact on the military health system.
Sequestration will prove problematic for federal civilian employees at Department of Defense Education Activity schools and the Defense Commissary, a Pentagon spokesman said.
National Guard members could be affected by the department's furlough of civilian employees that could begin in late April if Congress fails to stop sequestration from kicking in across-the-board budget cuts March 1.
Defense Department officials told reporters this week that if sequestration is implemented, furlough notices would go out in mid-March, 30 days before any furloughs could start.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has notified Congress that DOD is prepared to furlough civilian personnel in response to sequestration.
The heads of the military services on Tuesday painted bleak portraits of what their respective service branches would look like if sequestration's across-the-board spending cuts begin in March.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Monday signed a memorandum extending an additional slate of benefits to same-sex domestic partners of service members.
The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have decided to use existing technology to integrate their health care records instead of going through with original plans to create and develop a $4 billion integrated electronic health record system by 2017.
Republicans on the House and Senate Armed Services Committees have introduced legislation to reduce the federal workforce by 10 percent to pay for a year's worth of the across-the board cuts that would be triggered by sequestration.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Feb. 6 gave two audiences a look into the future—one received an early peek at the Defense Department's fiscal 2014 budget, and the other a grim picture of DOD under a sequester.