Yesterday tuition assistance for members of the military was cut off with officials blaming the sequester spending reductions. Many, including myself, questioned the move arguing that there was surely lower-priority spending than that to cut.
And, as proof, comes news that just five days ago the Department of Defense awarded a contact worth $331,000 to Giga, Inc., for 2,256 flashlights. Which works out to a not-so-cheap $146 per unit (via Jim Geraghty):
So, in summary, the sequester has resulted in the military pulling the rug out from under service members who are receiving tuition assistance as a part of their compensation, but not in the Department of Defense overpaying defense contractors.