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Jonathan Etherton, president and owner of Etherton & Associates, discusses the outlook for procurement reform and oversight on the Hill.
March 1, 2011
The Professional Services Council held a conference to provide information about preparing for a government shutdown.
Federal employees are barred from voluntarily working unpaid during a shutdown, explains Cisco's Alan Balutis.
A panel of experts said contractors should prepare for a potential government shutdown by figuring out how their specific contracts would be affected in such a scenario. Step one, they said, is for vendors to talk with their agency contracting officers.
The shutdown 15 years ago could provide insight for feds but no guarantees can be made.
Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of Government Executive, says given the political climate in Congress now, a short-term shutdown over the weekend could play out.
The Air Force is expected to announce the winner of the KC-X refueling tanker contract Thursday. This will give Defense an extra weekday to respond to the questions that are sure to follow.
The possibility of a government shutdown next month is very real. So what were the lessons learned in the last big shutdown 15 years ago? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there is plenty of history, but a lot of it is being written by people who weren't in government, or who were maybe teenagers when it happened.
Although the White House is confident that a shutdown can be avoided, the government also has a contingency plan in case of a shutdown. These plans have been in place since 1980, says the White House press secretary.