Federal News Countdown: CBP tech acquisition, Two week budget blitz

Friday - 4/4/2014, 4:10pm EDT

Two experts in the world of the federal government choose and rank the three news stories from the current week that they think are most important to people who work for the federal government. This discussion gives Federal employees and contractors a chance to hear what their peers are thinking about, talking about and dealing with.

From left, Jeff Koch, independent consultant with MindPetal Software Solutions, and Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president for the public sector at the Information Technology Industry Council, counted down the week's top stories with Francis Rose. (Photo by Michael O'Connell/Federal News Countdown)

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Guests on the Federal News Countdown:

  • Trey Hodgkins, Senior Vice President, Public Sector, Information Technology Industry Council

  • Jeff Koch, Independent Consultant, MindPetal Software Solutions; former portfolio manager at Office of Management and Budget's office of e-government

Trey Hodgkins' stories:

#3 Push for federal IT reform crawls post-Obamacare (PoliticoPro)

#2 DoD cloud spending surge ahead (Federal Times)

#1 Lawmaker: Staffing expenses threaten CBP tech acquisition (FCW)


Jeff Koch's stories:

#3 Health care website stumbles on last day (AP)

#2 House lawmakers lose patience with VA, introduce prescriptive cyber bill (Federal News Radio)

#1 US Budget Week:House GOP Readies Two Week Budget Blitz (MNI)