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Prime contractors show strong earnings despite sequestration

Recent earnings reports reveal large margins and strong earnings per share for many prime contractors. But Financial Analyst Michael Lewis expects negative trends to start showing within the next few quarters.

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 10:45am EDT
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The state of government contracting

Deltek's Kevin Plexico and Scott Lewis of PS Partnerships, will talk about the challenges facing contractors in this tough budget environment.
July 29, 2013

Monday - 07/29/2013, 10:54pm EDT
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Financial risk planning: how to know your risk tolerance

Certifed financial planner Joe Sullender answers questions and emails about how to create a financial plan for your family.
July 29, 2013.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 10:11pm EDT
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Analysis: Sequestration plays second fiddle in aerospace industry to previous cuts

While sequestration is impacting the aerospace industry, the biggest cuts resulted from the Budget Control Act of 2011 and reduced demand in the wake of military withdrawals, said Richard Aboulafia, aerospace analyst at the Teal Group.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 03:13pm EDT
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Sequestration's impact on contractors by-the-numbers

Federal News Radio partnered with Govini, a government market research firm, to examine how sequestration has impacted the number of contracts being awarded, delayed, and cancelled by the government. View our data.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 03:04pm EDT

Survey: Contractors speak out about sequestration's impact

Federal News Radio surveyed federal contractors to find out just how much sequestration is impacting them five months after it went into effect. View the raw results of the survey.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 01:47pm EDT

Federal 4th quarter spending spree offers contractors hope for return to normalcy

Many federal vendors are wary about what 2014 and beyond will bring when it comes to acquisitions. Vendors say they have to get creative internally and externally to survive further budget cuts.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 06:17am EDT
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Contractors confronted with new type of waiting game due to sequestration

A new Federal News Radio online survey shows downward trends in the contracting market this year, and vendors have rising concerns in the out years about what this new normal means. The survey found 57 percent of the respondents have been negatively impacted by sequestration by fewer contract opportunities, and more than 55 percent of the respondents said when it comes to making contract awards over the last six months, the government has been in a state of paralysis.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 05:36am EDT
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Taking the pulse of performance in the federal government

Jon Desenberg of the Performance Institute and John Kamensky of the IBM Center for the Business of Government, will discuss how to instill a culture of performance at your agency.
July 26, 2013

Saturday - 07/27/2013, 12:27am EDT
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Contractors seek answers on ACA implications for business

Government contractors have more questions than answers regarding how the Affordable Care Act will impact business, and how coverage requirements will inform contract pricing evaluations.

Friday - 07/26/2013, 06:10am EDT
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Dodd-Frank turns 3, housing and congress

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss what's ahead for Congress, the implementation of Dodd-Frank, and possible changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
July 25, 2013

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 11:48pm EDT
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An expert view of federal procurement policy

George Washington University Law School professor Steve Schooner joins host Roger Waldron to talk about the top procurement issues.
July 23, 2013

Tuesday - 07/23/2013, 11:26pm EDT
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How to optimize the use of data centers

Tony Celeste, director of Federal Sales at Brocade, will discuss best practices for designing a data center, and making it flexible enough to meet your agency's needs.
July 23, 2013

Monday - 07/22/2013, 10:54pm EDT
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Strategic sourcing

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners will discuss the top strategic sourcing issues with host Mark Amtower.
July 22, 2013

Monday - 07/22/2013, 09:00pm EDT
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Contracting dollars in border security

This week on the Capital Impact radio show, Bloomberg Government examines the law that requires the Defense Department to buy American when outfitting troops. Plus, which contractors will benefit the most from passage of an immigration bill?

Friday - 07/19/2013, 05:37am EDT
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Watervliet Arsenal marks two centuries as DoD's cannon maker

Watervliet Arsenal is celebrating its 200th anniversary as the premier manufacturer of cannons and mortars for the military. Federal News Radio Anchor Tom Temin visited the arsenal for an up-close look at what goes on behind the scenes.

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 02:49pm EDT
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Supplier quality management for federal agencies

Steve Charles, one of the co-founder of the immixGroup, will give listeners insight on how electronic problems can impact federal security.
July 16, 2013

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 11:24pm EDT
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Bill turns up heat on agency use of strategic sourcing

A group of Democrats and Republicans, called the No Labels Caucus, plans to introduce nine bills this week focused on government effectiveness and efficiency. The strategic sourcing legislation would require agencies to save at least $10 billion a year. Senators say agencies need the right incentives to buy smarter.

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 12:21pm EDT
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The event landscape in the government market

Hosky Communications President Peg Hosky, discusses the value of having your agency participate in events, conferences, and webinars.
July 15, 2013

Monday - 07/15/2013, 10:18pm EDT
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Gallup to pay millions to settle complaints of inflated contract prices

Polling and research firm Gallup will pay $10.5 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and the Procurement Integrity Act. The government alleged Gallup knowingly inflated contract prices.

Monday - 07/15/2013, 06:42pm EDT
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