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Analysis: Threat of 'abrupt' cuts will hang over DoD for next year

Todd Harrison, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how sequestration will affect defense managers and contractors. He said the threat of automatic, across-the-board cuts from sequestration will hang over DoD for the next year.

Tags: Todd Harrison , CSBA , DoD , budget , supercommittee , sequestration , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , industry , acquisition , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 11:13am EST
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Supercommitee no-go adds to federal managers' budget woes

Bernie Becker, a staff writer for The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the myriad budget uncertainties facing Congress and federal agencies.

Tags: House , Senate , budget , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Bernie Becker , The Hill

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 10:45am EST
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Postal Service seeks outside opinion on restructuring

The Postal Service has hired Evercore Partners, a New York-based investment bank, to evaluate proposed changes to its operations, compensation and benefits. Evercore has advised General Motors and other large, troubled companies. USPS said it needs to cut annual expenses by $20 billion by 2015.

Tags: USPS , financial management , workforce , pay , Evercore Partners , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 07:47pm EST

What's the next fight in Congress?

Congress' failed deficit-cutting supercommittee has faded away, but the pressure on lawmakers to quickly confront a stack of expensive economic issues is only growing, including keeping the government open past a mid-December funding deadline.

Tags: House , Senate , budget

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 05:21pm EST

Supercommittee failure could hurt feds' image

Tom Shoop is the editor-in-chief of Government Executive.

Tags: Tom Shoop , Government Executive , budget , supercommittee , In Depth

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 04:48pm EST
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Moran: Budget cuts to force out 'best and brightest' feds

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) expressed frustration with the "dysfunctional" state of Congress today, blaming lawmakers who he said shouldn't be legislating in the first place.

Tags: Jim Moran , House , supercommittee , budget , pay and benefits , In Depth , management , appropriations

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 04:08pm EST
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Supercommittee's failure to reach deal brings range of reactions

The administration, lawmakers and others are sounding off on the failure of the supercommittee to reach a deal for cutting more than $1 trillion from the deficit. Facing automatic, across-the-board cuts half from defense and half from civilian agencies, beginning in 2013 the consensus now seems to be Congress should work to come up with an alternative deficit-reduction plan.

Tags: House , Senate , budget , supercommittee , deficit reduction , TechAmerica , DoD , Leon Panetta , Barack Obama , sequestration , FMA , Patricia Niehaus , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 06:38am EST

Feds should plan for worst case scenario, expert says

Between ongoing 2012 budget negotiations and the automatic cuts triggered by the supercommittee, Steve Bell, senior director of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Economic Policy Project, says this is as good as it's going to get for federal employees for the foreseeable future.

Tags: Steve Bell , Bipartisan Policy Center , supercommittee , budget , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 11:00am EST
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Donahoe says bills 'do not come close' to saving the USPS

None of the legislation moving through Congress would provide the Postal Service the speed and flexibility it needs to cut annual costs by $20 billion, Postmaster General Pat Donahoe said Monday. He said they would give USPS "a couple of years of profitability and at least many decades of steep losses." He argued for quicker resolution to the agency's cash crisis.

Tags: Pat Donahoe , USPS , budget , Darrell Issa , Fred Rolando , National Association of Letter Carriers , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 05:05am EST
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Omnibus approach likely for remaining spending bills

Despite the successful passage last week of a small group of annual spending bills covering several federal agencies' 2012 budgets, Congress will likely fold the remaining bills into a single omnibus.

Tags: House , Senate , appropriations , budget , Erik Wasson , The Hill , continuing resolution , omnibus spending bill , minibus spending bill , Jack Moore

Monday - 11/21/2011, 06:24am EST
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