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Federal Drive Show Blog - October 2, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Sen. Ben Cardin , Jason Miller , Witold Skwierczynski , Katherine Hammack

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 10:07am EDT

DoD works out how military pay bill will impact civilians

President Obama signed a bill at the dawn of the government shutdown, and it could significantly increase the number of non-uniformed military employees exempt from furlough during the shutdown. So far, the Defense Department has sent no signals on how it would choose to enact the provisions.

Tags: government shutdown , Congress , DoD , DFAS , Military Officers Association of America , Servicewomen’s Action Network , Buck McKeon , Lauren Gray , Karen Golden , workforce , pay and benefits , House Armed Services Committee , Chuck Hagel ,

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 05:41am EDT
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Federal Drive Show Blog - September 30, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , J David Cox , Alex Maranghides , Kevin Plexico , Shawn Moran

Monday - 09/30/2013, 12:29pm EDT

Under shutdown, a complicated picture emerges for contractor employees

Service contractors will continue to work as long as they don't need supervision by government employees, if their contracts are unaffected by the absence of a 2014 budget, and as long as they can actually get into their worksites.

Tags: government shutdown , contracting , budget , Alan Chvotkin , Marion Blakey , acquisition ,

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 12:00am EDT

NIST puts finishing touches on critical infrastructure cyber framework

The preliminary version of the framework will be published in mid-October, followed by several months of public comment. NIST plans a final release of the voluntary framework in February.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , NIST , DHS , Patrick Gallagher , Michael Daniel , Billington Cybersecurity Summit , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , White House , critical infrastructure ,

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 06:23am EDT
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DoD would furlough roughly half of civilian workforce during shutdown

Pentagon guidance says military members will report to work as normal under a government shutdown, and most employees working under service contracts would be unaffected as well. But about half the civilian workforce would be told to stay home without pay.

Tags: DoD , government shutdown , furlough , budget , continuing resolution , Robert Hale ,

Friday - 09/27/2013, 08:37pm EDT
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Air Force warns industry to expect delayed acquisition decisions

The Air Force says budget uncertainty will mean a lot of delayed contracting decisions in the first portion of 2014. Meanwhile, the service is hurriedly trying to spend every last dollar in its 2013 procurement accounts.

Tags: Air Force , acquisition , budget , sequestration , continuing resolution , DoD , Richard Lombardi ,

Friday - 09/27/2013, 11:40am EDT
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Federal Drive Show Blog - September 25, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Jason Miller , Nancy Wallace , Norm Augustine , Mike Spinella

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 12:03pm EDT

On DoD: Preserving the industrial base during the current defense downturn

Barry Watts, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments and former head of the Office of Program Analysis and Evaluation at the Defense Department explains that the industrial base supporting defense is a lot smaller now as opposed to past spending reductions.

Tags: On DoD , DoD , Barry Watts

Monday - 09/23/2013, 10:49pm EDT
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DHS' slow progress in centralizing acquisition frustrates Congress

Members of Congress are frustrated at what they see as a failure by the Department of Homeland Security to effectively manage the acquisition practices of its various components, leading to poorly defined requirements and wasted money. But DHS says some of the problems are of Congress' own making.

Tags: DHS , management , acquisition , Congress , CBP , GAO , Coast Guard , Rafael Borras , oversight ,

Monday - 09/23/2013, 06:03am EDT
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