Sequestration: By the numbers: Civilian jobs at Fort Meade
Fort George G. Meade is one of the biggest employers in the state of Maryland, with just over 40,000 jobs, 27,820 of them filled by civilians. Thirty-nine percent of the workforce lives in Anne Arundel County.
With more than 100 agencies, commands and organizations on the installation, each agency is working out its own furlough plan. Some of the biggest:
Kimbrough Ambulatory Medical Center: 450 civilian employees will start 11 furlough days July 12.
efense Information School/Defense Media Activity: 600 civilian employees.
Fort Meade Commissary: 113 civilian employees.
Defense Information Systems Agency: 2,260 civilian employees
U.S. Cyber Command 200 civilian employees.
Army Cyber Command: 400 civilian employees.
Army Recruiting Command: 27 civilian employees.
Fort Meade garrison: 445 civilian employees.
Meade Commissary: 113 civilian employees.
Whether there will be a Base Realignment and Closure Commission in 2015 is anybody’s guess. But if it does occur, the results are likely to be severe in some defense communities. “This will probably be the last BRAC in our lifetime, and