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Report: Sequestration slashed DoD contract spending by 16 percent in 2013

Analysis by the Center for Strategic and International Studies shows R&D took the biggest hit, dropping by 21 percent in a single year. But payments to large firms and spending on large contracts got some degree of protection.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , DoD budget , contracting , industry , R&D , Center for Strategic and International Studies , David Berteau , Greg Sanders , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/17/2014, 08:32am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

A new analysis of federal procurement data confirms what Defense Department vendors already experienced. During the first year of sequestration contracting dollars fell abruptly, dropping 16 percent in 2013 compared to the year before. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , DoD , sequestration , spending

Friday - 10/17/2014, 07:41am EDT
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Congressional resistance to cost-cutting opens $70B hole in DoD budget

The Pentagon will begin a new fiscal year under yet another continuing resolution. When a budget finally is passed, Defense Department officials expect Congress to reject a significant number of proposals to cut DoD's own costs.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , budget , Robert Work , Council on Foreign Relations , continuing resolution , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 03:53am EDT
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AFGE issues 10 challenges to new EEOC chair

President Barack Obama named Jenny R. Yang as the new EEOC chair Tuesday, but one employee union has already given her a list of issues they'd like to see her tackle.

Tags: Jenny Yang , EEOC , AFGE , Jacqueline Berrien , sequestration , furloughs , Michael OConnell , workforce

Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 04:46pm EDT

OMB to Congress: Fix 2015 budget to avoid return of limited sequester

The White House sends its annual report to Congress outlining the cuts to discretionary spending next year. DoD, Energy and the FBI would face an extra $34 million cut to reach Budget Control Act cap levels if the Senate's spending bills become law.

Tags: budget , management , OMB , sequestration , Congress , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:58pm EDT

Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think

It was just a year ago that feds were facing furloughs and worrying about a possible government shutdown. Things sure have changed, haven't they?

Tags: furloughs , sequestration , shutdown , workforce , Mike Causey

Monday - 08/25/2014, 02:00am EDT

Pay raises, postal reform and federal management

On this week's Your Turn radio show, Greg Stanford from the Federal Managers Association discusses firing senior executives and sequestration, among other topics. Andy Medici from the Federal Times joins host Mike Causey to discuss pay raises, postal reform and the IRS budget.

Tags: Greg Stanford , FMA , management , pay raises , budget , sequestration , government shutdown , SES , Andy Medici , Federal Times , postal reform , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 02:53pm EDT

DoD hunting for value, innovation not just lowest price

When it comes to lowest price, technically acceptable policies, the Defense Department wants more than "acceptable" for its acquisition services. Even with looming sequestration forcing DoD to stretch financially, Frank Kendall, undersecretary of Defense acquisition, technology and logistics, said the department must incentivize contractors to provide better value as well as best prices.

Tags: acquisition , sequestration , DoD , AFCEA , CSIS , Frank Kendall , John McCain , Carl Levin , David Berteau , Brett Lambert , Stephanie Wasko , contracting , industry

Wednesday - 08/06/2014, 05:59pm EDT

Panel: 2014 QDR reveals 'growing gap' between DoD mission, available resources

The National Defense Panel delivered "Ensuring a Strong U.S. Defense for the Future" an assessment of the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review put forth by the Defense Department.

Tags: DoD , Quadrennial Defense Review , BRAC , workforce , sequestration , National Defense Panel , Paul Hughes , Shefali Kapadia

Friday - 08/01/2014, 04:49pm EDT
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Shutdown: Not Again!

Worried about a repeat of last year's government shutdown? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tells us whether there's another October surprise in your future.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , shutdown , Congress , budget , sequestration

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 02:00am EDT
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