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Federal Drive Show Blog - November 1, 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: Kevin Wolf , Roger Waldron , Federal Drive

Friday - 11/01/2013, 11:25am EDT

During shutdown, critical public safety functions fall by the wayside

A new staff report from the Senate Commerce Committee highlights some of the ways in which the government shutdown is throwing sand in the gears of the private economy. But the authors also point to several ways in which federal furloughs are jeopardizing public safety.

Tags: workforce , management , government shutdown , Congress , Senate Commerce Committee , Aerospace Industries Association , Consumer Federation of America , Deborah Hersman , Rachel Weintraub , NTSB , FAA , CPSC , NHTSA , FDA , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/11/2013, 06:38pm EDT
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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 , acquisition , Jared Serbu

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

Small firms feel first bite of DoD budget cuts as large contractors' stock soars

As the first elements of sequestration's impact on the Defense industrial base begin to take shape, observers inside and outside the Pentagon worry about small businesses.

Tags: Private Side of Sequestration , DoD , sequestration , industry , contracting , Congress , small business , Aerospace Industries Association , Beacon Interactive Systems , Klett Consulting , ML Mackey , Mark Klett , Elana Broitman , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 05:27am EDT
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Are contractors exaggerating sequestration impact?

As sequestration draws nearer, contractor groups have pointed to alarming studies that show the 9 percent in across-the-board Defense cuts would throw at least 1 million people out of work and potentially cripple the defense and aerospace industries. But in a new report, the Center for International Policy, a nonprofit group which advocates reducing military spending, presented evidence that far fewer defense-sector jobs would be lost than industry has claimed and that defense companies would likely be able to absorb the defense cuts.

Tags: sequestration , budget , industry , AIA , DoD , defense industrial base , Center for International Policy , William Hartung , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 06:08pm EST
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In Depth interviews - Feb. 6

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Rick Geddes , Don Kettl , Donna Roy ,

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 09:03pm EST

In Depth interviews - October 25

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Dennis Eley , Chris Preble , Todd Harrison ,

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 03:05pm EDT

In Depth interviews - September 20

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Dan Gordon , Steve Grundman

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 06:50pm EDT

Civilian workforce faces brutal consequences under sequestration

Civilian agency payrolls would be most vulnerable under automatic budget cuts set to kick in on Jan. 2. A new AIA and George Mason University study claims 229,000 non-defense federal jobs would be eliminated.

Tags: Congress , sequestration , Budget Control Act , workforce , pay and benefits , Aerospace Industries Association , Stephen Fuller , George Mason University , Jeanne Shaheen , Kelly Ayotte , Gordon Adams , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 05:07am EDT
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