MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
FROM: Danny Werfel, Controller
SUBJECT: Agency Responsibilities for Implementation of Potential Joint Committee Sequestration
Unless Congress acts to amend current law, the President is required to issue a sequestration order on March 1, 2013, canceling $85 billion in budgetary resources across the Federal Government. Because these cuts must be achieved over the remaining seven months of the fiscal year, the Office ofManagement and Budget (OMB) estimates that the effective percentage reductions are approximately 9 percent for nondefense programs and 13 percent for defense programs. These reductions will result in significant and harmful impacts to national security and domestic priorities.