Furloughs begin next week for Defense Department civilians; job cuts may be on horizon

  • Article by: LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 5, 2013 - 11:22 PM

WASHINGTON — More than 650,000 civilian Defense Department workers will begin taking the first of their 11 unpaid days off next week, but the cut in salary they will see in the three months may pale compared to what officials worry could be larger scale layoffs next year.

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