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Sequestration forcing DoD's acquisition programs into 'damage limitation' mode

The Pentagon's acquisition chief said he's planning day-to-day, not year-to-year because of sequestration's indiscriminate cuts and political uncertainty over DoD's budget. In 2014, there will be more opportunities to prioritize, but spending reductions also will lead to cancellation of contracts and downsizing of the military and civilian workforce.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , sequestration , Ashton Carter , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu , McAleese & Associates , Credit Suisse , industry , budget

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 05:46am EDT
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Military 'quality of life' to suffer under sequestration

Military pay is exempt from the automatic budget cuts, known as sequestration, that went into effect earlier this month. But scores of military programs that impact service members in their everyday lives, such as tuition assistance and family programs, are not protected from the across-the-board budget reductions. Officials from the Defense Department and the military services testified before the House Armed Services Committee's subcommittee on military personnel on the impact of the budget cuts on training, retention and family-assistance programs.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Army , Jessica Wright , Jonathan Woodson , Howard Bromberg , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 06:38pm EDT

Agencies suffering reductions in services even before furloughs occur

Employees at TSA, CBP and Bureau of Prisons will no longer be able to work overtime. SSA offers its employees a new round of early retirements to deal with budget shortfalls. AFGE continues to press Congress, White House to stop sequestration.

Tags: workforce , sequestration , management , CBP , TSA , SSA , AFGE , J. David Cox , Bureau of Prisons , Stacy Bodtmann , Shawn Moran , Steve Kofahl , Dale Deshotel , budget , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 05:26am EDT
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USDA suspends some ag reports due to budget cuts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's statistical arm said it won't issue some agricultural reports this year because of automatic federal budget cuts, alarming some in the dairy industry who fear the information void could wreak havoc with milk prices.

Tags: USDA , sequestration , budget , NASS

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 04:10am EDT

Furloughs, buyouts, & retirement surge

Federal News Radio's Julia Ziegler, and Sean Reilly and Stephen Losey from the Federal Times, join host Mike Causey to discuss a wide range of issues affecting federal workers.
March 13, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , government shutdown , furloughs , retirement , retirement surge , Julia Ziegler , Federal News Radio , sequestration , continuing resolution , pay freeze , Sean Reilly , Stephen Losey , Federal Times , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 06:57pm EDT
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Intelligence chief: Budget cuts risk US security

The top U.S. intelligence chief says that budget cuts have jeopardized America's security and safety -- and will only get worse over time.

Tags: James Clapper , Senate Intelligence Committee , DoD , Congress , sequestration

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 11:50am EDT

DoD constructing offensive, defensive cyber teams

U.S. Cyber Command is putting together dozens of groups to defend the military's network, to work with combatant commanders on offensive tactics and to respond to attacks against the nation. Gen. Keith Alexander, however, said budget cuts will delay DoD's ability to recruit and train team members.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DoD , Keith Alexander , Robert Kehler , workforce , Senate Armed Services Committee , training , sequestration , Jason Miller , U.S. Cyber Command

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 06:13am EDT
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Senate budget bill extends federal pay freeze through 2013

Senate Democrats and Republicans released a 2013 government funding bill Monday that includes language to extend the federal pay freeze through the end of the calendar year, while providing additional funding for domestic priorities like health research and highway projects.

Tags: Senate , Congress , budget , Senate Appropriations Committee , sequestration , pay freeze , pay

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 05:49am EDT

Sequestration to force HUD to shut down for 7 days

The Department of Housing and Urban Development will furlough all 9,000 of its employees for seven days between May and August in a bid to reduce costs due to sequestration. All employees, including career employees, will be furloughed the same number of days, which will effectively result in a shutdown of the department on those days.

Tags: HUD , furloughs , workforce , sequestration

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 02:48pm EDT
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