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Agencies can say no to GAO recs

By law, agencies do not have to follow GAO's recommendations but most do, says William Welch, chair of the Government Contracts Practice Group at General Counsel.

Tags: William Welch , General Counsel , GAO , VA , SBA , contracting , bid protest , In Depth ,

Monday - 10/31/2011, 04:37pm EDT
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Repeal of contractor tax withholding is sign of economic times

Scott Amey, general counsel and contracting specialist at the Project for Government Oversight, says the mood in Washington is much different from five years ago when the law was first passed.

Tags: Scott Amey , Project for Government Oversight , contracting , In Depth

Friday - 10/28/2011, 07:06pm EDT
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Analysis: Repeal of tax withholding law good news for both industry, government

Alan Chvotkin is the vice president of the Professional Services Council.

Tags: Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , contracting , House , In Depth , tax

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 04:24pm EDT
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Cuts to federal pay may hurt public services, CBO warns supercommittee

A rare public hearing of the supercommittee suggests members aren't close to developing a plan to cut more than $1 trillion from the federal deficit over 10 years. Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf warned them that cuts to discretionary funding, including feds' pay, would not solve the problem.

Tags: pay and benefits , supercommittee , CBO , budget , House , Senate , Patty Murray , Jeb Hensarling , Doug Elmendorf , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 07:54am EDT
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Thursday morning federal headlines - Oct. 27

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , headlines , OMB , supercommittee ,

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 08:53am EDT

Clock ticks on for supercommittee

Russell Berman, a staff writer at The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss where things stand with the supercommittee less than a month before its deadline to present proposals to Congress.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , supercommittee , Russell Berman , The Hill , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 09:06am EDT
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Good time to watch your back

A picture is starting to form about what federal and postal workers can expect from Congressional budget-cutters. And as you probably suspected, it isn't pretty, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: pay , benefits , Mike Causey , Federal Report , supercommittee , budget , Darrell Issa

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 02:00am EDT

Supercommittee hits brick wall

Humberto Sanchez, Senate reporter at Roll Call, has an update from the Hill.

Tags: Humberto Sanchez , Roll Call , supercommittee , In Depth , budget ,

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 07:00pm EDT
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