WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Here's a word you need to know: sequestration.It refers to looming federal budget cuts which could have a severe impact on our region.

Some experts say it could cost more than 150,000 jobs just around the Beltway starting at the beginning of next year.One problem many haven't considered is the effect those cuts will have on the workers at private companies with federal contracts.

Delia Goncalves has more about this issue in the videos.

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