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Defense Breakdown Economic Impact Report
By Place of Performance Data -- Sorted by Contracting Office

(FY 2012 Defense Contracts Baseline Data)

Estimated 9% to 18% Annual Budget Reductions Starting in FY 2013

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  • Our military is carrying an unfair burden of deficit cuts. To date, our Defense budget has been hit with 50% of deficit reduction -- yet it accounts for less than 20% of total federal spending. As a result of these cuts, in 2012 President Obama limited U.S. military capability to fighting one "regional conflict" and one "holding action."
  • Sequestration Defense budget cuts of $500 billion, combined with previous Defense cuts of another $487 billion, will cut defense spending in local communities by 9% to 18% between 2013 and 2021.
  • These reports show how estimates of defense budget reductions from 9% to 18% could affect South Carolina with cuts in defense jobs and businesses. Ask your elected officials for ongoing updates on how these defense cuts will affect your community.
  • Alternative solutions have been proposed to maintain a strong defense, reduce our deficit and avoid tax increases. Elected officials have proposed that the President and Congress reduce mandatory entitlement spending and make cuts in the non-security programs in the Federal budget. Over 60% of federal spending goes to entitlements like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and now Obamacare.

StateCityContract YearGco$ AmountReduction
   by 9.0%
   by 18.0%
South CarolinaPawleys Island2012542 CBSSS PKS$209,853-$18,887-$37,774
South CarolinaPawleys Island20126CONS/LGC$1,351,737-$121,656-$243,313
South CarolinaPawleys Island2012ACA, Aberdeen Proving Ground$1,248,837-$112,395-$224,791
South CarolinaPawleys Island2012ACA, Army Reserve Contracting CE$99,959-$8,996-$17,993
South CarolinaPawleys Island2012ACA, Fort Jackson$131,633-$11,847-$23,694
South CarolinaPawleys Island2012Coastal Systems Station Dahlgren$15,984-$1,439-$2,877
South CarolinaPawleys Island2012National Naval Medical Center$155,164-$13,965-$27,930
South CarolinaPawleys Island2012Naval Air Engineering Station$6,830-$615-$1,229
South CarolinaPawleys Island2012Naval Air Warfare Center Air Div$51,527-$4,637-$9,275
South CarolinaPawleys Island2012Patrol Squadron VP 69$35,530-$3,198-$6,395
South CarolinaPawleys Island2012Receiving Officer$18,901-$1,701-$3,402
South CarolinaPawleys Island2012Space and Naval Warfare Systems$43,792,210-$3,941,299-$7,882,598
South CarolinaPawleys Island2012USPFO for Indiana$245,657-$22,109-$44,218
TOTAL   $47,363,822-$4,262,744-$8,525,489

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Created by the Center for Security Policy Defense Breakdown Economic Impact Report Generator (v.2.8.0-PoP) November 6, 2013 17:42:50