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Budget News

Coburn calls out USDA, other agencies on wasteful spending

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) sends another letter to another agency on ways to cut spending. This is the Senator's second letter in June; he wrote to the DOJ earlier this month.

Monday - 06/24/2013, 05:53pm EDT
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NSA surveillance and the clearance job market

Evan Lesser, founder and director of ClearanceJobs.com, discusses the potential impact of the NSA security leaks.
June 21, 2013

Friday - 06/21/2013, 11:53pm EDT
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BRAC-like commission proposed to hunt down government cost savings

A new commission, proposed by David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general, would recommend ways to streamline government by removing duplication and extraneous spending from government agencies. Federal-employee unions criticized the proposal and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee lawmakers expressed skepticism that such a proposal could gain congressional approval.

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 06:47pm EDT
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House passes sweeping $638 billion defense bill

The House bill containing the provisions on sex-related crimes that the Obama administration supports as well as the detention policies that it vigorously opposes must be reconciled with a Senate version before heading to the president's desk.

Saturday - 06/15/2013, 09:30pm EDT

Defense Contractors fish overseas and new fracking regulations

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss overseas business opportunities for contractors, and the impact of the fracking rule on U.S. oil production.
June 13, 2013

Thursday - 06/13/2013, 06:24pm EDT
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The keys to a successful procurement

Dave Mader, senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, talks acquisition and procurement with host Roger Waldron.
June 11, 2013

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 12:12am EDT
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The state of the federal job market

Lily Whiteman, author of "How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job" will discuss the job outlook in the federal government.
June 7, 2013

Friday - 06/07/2013, 10:17pm EDT
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Pentagon preparing 2014 spending plan that factors in sequestration

By July 1, the Pentagon will provide the Senate Armed Services Committee its plan for managing reduced fiscal 2014 budget levels, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in a speech Wednesday. The committee had asked DoD to provide a list of spending reductions after the White House submitted a budget proposal for next fiscal year that simply ignored sequestration, ostensibly in the hope that the automatic budget cuts would be canceled or otherwise avoided in 2014.

Thursday - 06/06/2013, 08:07pm EDT

House passes $45B homeland security spending bill

House passes $45B homeland security bill boosting spending above current levels

Thursday - 06/06/2013, 06:58pm EDT

Post-war budget cuts and Michael Froman

This week's guests on BGov's Capital Impact show include Robert Levinson and Sanford Reback.

Thursday - 06/06/2013, 02:33am EDT

From left, right and center, analysts beg DoD to tackle overhead costs

In an open letter to congressional leaders and to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a broad array of military scholars argue the cost of running the Pentagon bureaucracy soon will crowd out the spending necessary to fight and win wars.

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 05:13am EDT
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Sequestration slows network modernization that Navy can't wait for

In the initial round of installations, the Navy hoped to outfit 15 ships with the new standardized IT architecture. But fiscal 2013 budget problems will cut the number of ships roughly in half.

Monday - 06/03/2013, 06:59am EDT
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OMB takes first step toward comprehensive inventory of federal programs

The Office of Management and Budget took the first step Friday in attempting to compile a comprehensive list of federal programs with the launch of a new online inventory. Hosted on Performance.gov, the Federal Program Inventory aims to be a one-stop shop for information about the more than 1,600 programs agencies operate and how they complement -- or even duplicate -- the work of other programs.

Friday - 05/31/2013, 06:36pm EDT

Self-plus-one health insurance and phased retirement

NARFE legislative director Jessica Klement and Federal Times writer Stephen Losey, join host Mike Causey to talk about the self-plus-one health plan option and the chained CPI.
May 29, 2013

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 07:07pm EDT
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Smaller IT budget doesn't stop FDIC from modernizing

Russ Pittman, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's chief information officer and director of the Division of IT, said he asked for a technology budget that is eight percent less in 2013 because the agency completed several large scale projects.
May 23, 2013

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 10:37pm EDT
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Classified spending and the economy

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts discuss the billions of dollars spent on intelligence operations by the federal government, and the latest jobs report.
May 23, 2013

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 06:21pm EDT
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Feds helping feds

Steve Bauer, executive director of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund, and Federal Times Senior Writer Stephen Losey will discuss furloughs and other issues affecting federal workers.
May 22, 2013

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 06:39pm EDT
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House GOP panel moves on deep budget cuts

Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security and the Pentagon would be spared under the plan approved by the House Appropriations Committee on a party-line vote.

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 10:50pm EDT

Q&A with Larry Allen

Larry Allen of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower to talk about how sequestration and other issues are affecting contractors.
May 20, 2013

Monday - 05/20/2013, 11:35pm EDT
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House bill protects homeland security budget

House bill protects homeland security budget from cuts facing other agencies

Friday - 05/17/2013, 03:10pm EDT
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