Sequestration Likely to Impact NASA Langley by More Than $17 Million
At a Town Hall meeting in the Reid Conference Center on March 18, Center Director Lesa Roe updated the NASA Langley Research Center workforce with new details about the potential impacts of sequestration on the Center.
Roe said she's anticipating a $17.4 million cut to NASA Langley's Center Management and Operations (CM&O) budget, which is in addition to a 5 percent reduction that was already in place.
"Doing the math," she said, "that's around a 21 percent hit to our CM&O budget for the rest of the year."
In an effort to meet those budget constraints, restrictions have already been imposed on monetary awards and travel, but Roe acknowledged that additional cuts would be necessary, including potential reductions to the contractor workforce.
She encouraged employees to be thinking of additional innovative ways to curtail spending at the center.
"We're going to continue to work through this," she said. "We're going to work with all of you guys, make the most of what we have and continue to deliver on the great results that we've had in the past."
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