Reporters' Roundup: Vendors to disclose political contributions?

Wednesday - 4/20/2011, 6:10pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

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Mike Causey, senior correspondent, Federal News Radio

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Jared Serbu, Reporter, Federal News Radio

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  • The White House is circulating a draft executive order that would require federal contractors to report all campaign contributions to candidates and third party organizations. The draft document took vendors by surprise. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joins us with details on the draft executive order and why vendors are worried.

  • Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has seasons on the brain both the warm-weather type, and the open type. He's writing about the latter in his column today.

  • The Pentagon's acquisitions chief says there will undoubtedly be more cancellations of major weapons systems as the Defense Department continues to look for budget savings. But Undersecretary of Defense Ashton Carter says those big-ticket items are only one small part of the DoD budget and only one way in which the department will need to find savings. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu has the story.