$4 billion up for grabs and $1.6 billion potential cuts

Thursday - 3/14/2013, 6:54pm EDT

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

  • The budget battle rages on as civilian discretionary spending continues to be under a microscope. IN this round BGOV Senior Budget Analyst Cameron Leuthy lays out what could be $1.6 billion dollars worth of cuts for Labor-HHS and Education. Partisanship plays a part in determining the outcome of certain programs as even troubled programs may find themselves too popular to cut.

  • Tech orders worth $4.1 billion expiring through fiscal 2016 on four government-wide acquisition contracts, or GWACs -- GSA's Millennia, Millennia Lite, ANSWER and COMMITS NexGen. BGOV Federal Business Intelligence Analyst Brian Friel examines the money migration to Alliant and Alliant Systems and passes along helpful advice for bidders.

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GUEST BIOGRAPHIES

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.

Cameron Leuthy is a budget and congressional analyst for Bloomberg Government. Cameron has worked at the White House Office of Management and Budget, the Defense Department, and in the private sector at Booz Allen Hamilton. His expertise includes the budget process and the nexus of national security policy, operational requirements and funding. He has a bachelor's degree from Western Washington University and an MPA from the University of Washington.

Brian Friel is a federal business analyst with Bloomberg Government. He launched GovernmentExecutive.com in 1996 and turned the magazine's website into a daily news operation with 100,000 subscribers. Friel's 15 years of executive branch and congressional coverage include reporting for Government Executive, PlanetGov.com, National Journal and Congressional Quarterly.