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Tags: budget , EIG 2011 , Jeffrey Page , Library of Congress , management

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 02:03pm EST

Would barring ban on layoffs save Postal Service?

Facing declining revenue from mail delivery, Postal Service seeks way out of fiscal crisis, including legislation that would ban requirements that bar layoffs in union contracts.

Tags: budget , union contract , Legal Loop , Debra Roth , USPS

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 11:27am EST

Analysis: Across-the-board workforce cuts 'guaranteed' to cause damage

Don Kettl, dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, said policymakers can draw on lessons learned from previous rounds of government downsizing to make smarter decisions now. He made his remarks from the 2011 Excellence in Government conference.

Tags: management , budget , Don Kettl , University of Maryland , EIG 2011 , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 10:16am EST

DoD comptroller says $450B in cuts challenging enough

Mike McCord, principal deputy undersecretary and comptroller for DoD, says that Defense is focusing on making mandated cuts while waiting for Congress to pass 2012 appropriations bill.

Tags: Mike McCord , DoD , Excellence in Government conference , budget , Congress , DoD Update

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 12:22pm EST

Library of Congress reading budget tea leaves

Jeff Page, the chief financial officer of the Library of Congress, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris from the Excellence in Government conference in Washington, D.C. to discuss how the Library is preparing its budget for possible cuts.

Tags: budget , management , Library of Congress , EIG 2011 , Jeffrey Page , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 07:47am EST

Thursday morning federal headlines - Nov. 17, 2011

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 users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: budget , supercommittee

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 08:04am EST

Internet companies cry 'censorship' over legislation

Internet giants Google, Yahoo and Facebook have joined other Web companies in opposing the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT IP Act.

Tags: cybersecuirty , cybersecuirty update , Internet

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 08:59am EST

Details about supercommittee cuts remain elusive

With a week until the deficit panel's deadline, Bill Frenzel, a guest scholar of economic studies at the Brookings Institution, said details about what will be cut and by how much remain up in the air. "At the point, we don't know where any of these axes are going to fall," he said.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , supercommittee , Bill Frenzel , Brookings Institution , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 12:05pm EST

VA's acqusition overhaul a 'firm commitment'

VA's expert on that front is Glenn Haggstrom, the executive director of the department's Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction. joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris from the 2011 Government Contract Management Conference with his perspective on acquisition.

Tags: VA , Glenn Haggstrom , Acquisition , contracting , 2011 GCMC ,

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 01:03pm EST

Contract and grant transparency is 'wave of the future'

Nancy Gunderson, deputy assistant secretary for grants, acquisition policy and accountability at Health and Human Services, talks about the challenges her agency faces in contracting.

Tags: nancy gunderson , Recovery, Accountability and Transparency Board , HHS , Affordable Care Act , Recovery Act , contracting , grants , Michael OConnell , workforce

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 10:37am EST
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