Depot Dollars Post War

Thursday - 8/8/2013, 7:26pm EDT

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This week on BGOV's Capital Impact show hosted by Allen Scott:

  • The budget for depot maintenance typically enjoys a short-term "sugar high" as wars wind down. But the post-Afghanistan budget boost expected this year probably will be curtailed by sequestration and other budget pressures, and contractors should expect only a short-lived and moderate spending increase in this area. Senior Defense Analyst Robert Levinson will be on the program to break down the numbers.

  • President Barack Obama has been traveling the country talking about, among other things, what needs to happen to stabilize the middle class. Home ownership is key and one way to make that a reality is by getting rid of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Senior Economic Analyst Dr. Nela Richardson explains just what would happen in a world without those giants.

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Allen Scott (moderator) specializes in customer on boarding and training at Bloomberg Government. Allen previously worked at Arbitron, Inc. where he served in a variety of roles from customer service to sales operations manager. Prior to Arbitron, Allen worked in radio for several years in the Washington and Baltimore areas. Most recently he spent six years at 99.1 HFS as co-host and news director.

Robert Levinson is a defense analyst at Bloomberg Government. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force with more than 20 years of service. Levinson worked for Booz Allen Hamilton as a strategic communications consultant. He has a bachelor's degree from the United States Air Force Academy and a masters from the University of California, San Diego.

Nela Richardson is an economic analyst with Bloomberg Government. She was a research economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission before joining Bloomberg. Richardson was also a senior economist at Freddie Mac, a researcher at Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies, and an adjunct professor of finance at Johns Hopkins. Richardson has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland, a M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. from Indiana University.