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Budget pressures shrink federal contract spending by 11 percent

Following a year of widespread budget uncertainty, federal contract spending fell by 11 percent, according to a new analysis by Bloomberg Government. All told, agency contract spending tumbled from $516.3 billion in fiscal 2012 to $462.1 billion last year, the report found.

Tags: acqusition , contracting , contract spending , Bloomberg Government , sequestration , Evan Croen , Federal Drive , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 02:21pm EDT
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Cuts, tax loopholes and sequestration - April 4, 2014 and April 18, 2014

This week on AFGE's Inside Government, Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness discusses the realities of tax reform; Bill Press of the Bill Press Show talks about the Affordable Care Act and its impact on the midterm elections, Union Radio and sequestration; Katherine McFate, president and CEO of the Center for Effective Government examines the impact of current federal funding levels; and, AFGE National President J. David Cox explains why AFGE is advocating for a 4 percent pay increase for government employees.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Frank Clemente , Katherine McFate , J. David Cox , Bill Press , sequestration , tax reform , Affordable Care Act , budget

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 10:36am EDT
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Another budget quandary for DoD: What if war funding dries up?

Military officials say overseas contingency operations dollars are vital to ongoing operations around the world, even after the wars end. All the services tell the House Armed Services Committee that OCO funding is helping with readiness and maintenance challenges.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , budget , House Armed Services , Overseas Contingency Operations , Burton Field , James Huggins , Joseph Mulloy , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/28/2014, 03:44am EDT
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Army foresees another drop in military readiness if sequestration returns

The Army says it is now replacing funds in its readiness accounts that were depleted when cuts under sequestration first kicked in a year ago. But last year's readiness problems are likely to repeat in 2016 and beyond if Congress allows the automatic Defense cuts in current law to persist.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Budget Control Act , Bipartisan budget agreement , sequestration , House Armed Services Committee , John McHugh , Odierno , William Enyart , workforce , training , readiness , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 04:09am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD reporter, Federal News Radio

The Air Force says it won't fully recover from its readiness shortfalls for another decade.

Tags: Air Force , Mark Welsh , sequestration , readiness

Monday - 03/17/2014, 10:33am EDT
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Air Force says readiness problems will last through 2023

Air Force officials say their service already was facing readiness issues because of the high operational tempo of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. But sequestration worsened the problems, and continuing the budget caps will set back a readiness recovery.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Congress , readiness , sequestration , Mark Welsh , Deborah Lee James , House Armed Services Committee

Monday - 03/17/2014, 06:50am EDT
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Sequestration forces Coast Guard to get creative

Like many agencies, the Coast Guard continues to feel the effects of sequestration, reducing its operating costs by 25 percent last year. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp talks about where the agency was impacted most and how it worked through the challenges.

Tags: sequestration , workforce , management , budget , Coast Guard , Robert Papp , Federal Drive , Jason Fornicola

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 05:22pm EDT
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Adm. Bob Papp, Commandant, Coast Guard

Why capturing drug smugglers is becoming harder for the Coast Guard.

Tags: Bob Papp , Coast Guard , drug trafficking , Federal Drive , budget , sequestration

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 01:28pm EDT
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From furloughs to hiring freezes, how did your agency deal with sequestration?

In a new report provided to the House Budget Committee, the Government Accountability Office provides more details of just how agencies coped with the mandatory budget reductions under sequestration. Nearly every agency surveyed by GAO canceled or limited monetary performance awards for employees, reduced spending on both travel and training and curtailed hiring. A total of seven agencies furloughed employees.

Tags: GAO , sequestration , budget , hiring freeze , furloughs , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 12:17pm EDT
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