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Budget pressures shrink federal contract spending by 11 percent

Following a year of widespread budget uncertainty, agency contract spending tumbled from $516.3 billion in fiscal 2012 to $462.1 billion last year.

Air Force sees no good alternatives to eliminating aircraft fleets

Members of Congress aren't happy with the Air Force's proposal to cut entire fleets of aircraft out of its inventory, but the service insists it's the only way to comply with the budget caps Congress created.

McGinn: Renewable energy supports Navy's operational efficiency

Assistant Navy Secretary Dennis McGinn says the pursuit of renewable energy is not just about the Navy "going green." It supports the mission.

Exclusive

GSA names ombudsman to give industry a louder voice

In an exclusive interview with Federal News Radio, Jeff Koses, the senior procurement executive at the General Services Administration, said the ombudsman will help vendors navigate the acquisition bureaucracy and ensure the agency is hearing and addressing challenges and concerns. It's one of several steps GSA is taking to improve vendor and agency customer satisfaction.

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Radio Interviews

Sarah Jane Staats

Millennium Challenge Corporation

MCC is a young, small agency with a big mission.

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Evan Croen

Bloomberg Government

The who's who of federal contracting.

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Ken Allen

ACT-IAC

You're running out of time to recognize some of the federal government's greatest work.

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Jean-Pierre Spence

U.S. Coast Guard

We team up with our northern neighbor to enforce the laws of the waters.

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Pamela Baker-Masson

Smithsonian National Zoo

An endangered song spreads the word about animal conservation.

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Jim White

Government Accountability Office

Senators raise concerns on how the IRS audits tax returns of large partnerships.

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Willie Taylor

Interior Department

President Obama wants agencies to lead by example when it comes to smart energy policies.

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Kate Tummarello

The Hill Newspaper

The FCC faces tough decisions in its upcoming spectrum auction.

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Mackenzie Eaglen

American Enterprise Institute

Too much mission, too little money, worries the Vice Chiefs of the military.

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  • From saving lives to saving dollars, find out how 61 people have been solving agencies' toughest challenges.
  • The 2015 budget blueprint unveiled by Rep. Paul Ryan includes a handful of proposals affecting feds.
  • Track the Obama administration's proposed funding levels for each federal agency in fiscal 2015.
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  • View photos and listen to interviews with acquisition professionals from CGP's annual training event.
  • The size of the federal workforce is increasing but more employees are also eligible to retire.
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Federal Workplace Training & Expo

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - Friday, April 25th, 2014

2014 Federal Healthcare Forum

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 - Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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2014 Informatica Government Summit

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Cloud Computing and Network Services Symposium

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AFCEA Bethesda's Monthly Breakfast

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Veterans in Society Conference

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Navy Capitol Hill Workshop (April)

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The Art and Science of Business Development

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U.S. Cyber Crime Conference

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TECHEXPO Cyber Security Hiring Event - April 30th, 2014

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DoD Crystal City Tech Expo

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LID Breakfast Series featuring Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL)

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Government Sales Boot Camp: From Theory to Practice

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 - Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The Role of the Business Community in Building the STEM Pipeline

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 - Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Transforming Data to Decisions: An Actionable Foundation for Data Analytics

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 - Thursday, May 1st, 2014

LID Breakfast Series featuring Gen Mark A. Welsh III, USAF

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 - Thursday, May 1st, 2014

AFCEA Bethesda's Law Enforcement IT Day

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 - Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Enterprise Architecture Conference & Expo

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 - Thursday, May 1st, 2014

NDIA Washington, D.C. Chapter Breakfast

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Department of Homeland Security Asset Buyback Program Industry Day

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Thrift Savings Plan Ticker
Apr 23, 2014 Close Change YTD
L Income 17.0052 -0.00 0.92%
L 2020 22.1247 -0.02 1.29%
L 2030 23.8515 -0.03 1.48%
L 2040 25.2749 -0.04 1.62%
L 2050 14.3237 -0.03 1.70%
G Fund 14.3916 0.00 0.58%
F Fund 16.1682 0.04 2.06%
C Fund 24.3784 -0.05 1.83%
S Fund 34.1199 -0.19 2.70%
I Fund 25.9714 -0.00 0.75%
Closing price updated at approx 6pm EST. each business day. More at tsp.gov.

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Photos: Fixing the Capitol

View photos of the Capitol dome restoration project, which will fix more than 1,000 different issues.


Federal Drive, 6-9 a.m.

Listen to Tom Temin and Emily Kopp's latest on-air interviews with federal executives and contractors.


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Francis Rose interviews government and industry execs on the latest issues affecting the federal community.


Shared Services Revisited

Is the time finally right for agencies to use financial management shared service providers?