Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed a 20 percent spending cut over five years in management headquarters throughout the Department of Defense.
This is on top of the cuts caused by sequestration.
In a July 31 memo, Hagel says the cuts will apply to his own secretary's office, joint staff, four-star major commands and intelligence staffs, just to name a few.
This puts Hampton Roads in the crosshairs yet again.
"The 20 percent reduction represents an additional cut, which I know will be challenging," the Hagel memo says. "However, in this period of additional downward pressure on defense spending, we must continue to reduce our headquarters budgets and staffing."
Generally, the cuts will be apportioned evenly through the five years at 5 percent a year.