A Lockheed spokesman told Federal News Radio fewer than 75 employees in the D.C. metro area were affected by the reductions, either through the voluntary layoffs or the cuts.
“Given the budget pressures facing our customers, Lockheed Martin is examining every aspect of our business to ensure we are as efficient and cost effective as possible in meeting their needs,” said MS2 President Dale Bennett. “Reducing our workforce is a difficult but necessary decision to position our business for future growth and ensure we remain competitive.”
Last month, Robert Stevens, Lockheed’s CEO, who’s retiring at the end of the year, warned of the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration set to take effect in January.
“The single greatest challenge faced by our company and our industry for which we have no good response is sequestration,” Stevens said. “The near term horizon is completely obscured by a fog of uncertainty.