To implement sequestration in fiscal year (FY) 2013, the Department of Defense's (DOD) discretionary resources were reduced in approximate proportion to the size of its appropriation accounts, with the largest reductions to DOD's largest accounts, operation and maintenance. The military services' accounts absorbed about 76 percent of DOD's reduction relative to other defense accounts. In contrast to other accounts, such as procurement, DOD and the services had some flexibility to allocate varying reductions to functions and activities funded by the operation and maintenance accounts.


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