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Pentagon to delay furlough notices for two weeks

After passage of the 2013 funding bill earlier today, the Pentagon is reassessing its need for civilian furloughs. The Defense Department said it will delay issuance of furlough notices to its 780,000 civilian workers for two weeks. DoD had originally planned to begin sending out furlough notices today.

Tags: DoD , furloughs , sequestration , workforce

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 04:06pm EDT

DoD in denial about budget future, experts say

Defense budget watchers say despite abundant evidence to the contrary, the Pentagon appears to believe it will eventually get most of its funding wishes over the coming few years. "Whether [sequestration] stays in place for nine more years is an open question, but it's certainly going to be in place for the foreseeable future," said Mackenzie Eaglen, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

Tags: sequestration , DoD , budget , American Enterprise Institute , Stimson Center , Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments , Center for Strategic & International Studies , Mackenzie Eaglen , Todd Harrison , Gordon Adams , Clark Murdock , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/25/2013, 05:15am EDT
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Air Force meets fuel efficiency goal several years early

In 2006, the service aimed to cut its fuel use by 10 percent. By 2012, it had reduced consumption by 12 percent.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Energy , BRAC , sequestration , Jamie Morin , green government , management , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/22/2013, 05:54am EDT
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Federal defenders face deep cuts, delays in cases

The lawyers who defend the nation's poor in federal courts across the country are grappling with budget cuts they say will decimate their offices, delay criminal cases and jeopardize the fairness of the criminal justice system.

Tags: budget , sequestration , Justice Department

Monday - 03/25/2013, 08:13am EDT

Legislative and policy update: Senior Executives Association

Senior Executives Association President Carol Bonosaro joins host Bill Bransford to discuss some of the challenges facing senior executives in the federal government.
March 22, 2013

Tags: workforce , Congress , Senior Executives Association , sequestration , GS-14 , GS-15 , performance awards , furloughs , Bill Bransford , Carol Bonosaro , Fed Talk

Friday - 03/22/2013, 07:47pm EDT
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Time capsule for sequestration thoughts

Now that the budget battle is over, for now, the next stormcloud on the horizon is sequestration. It kicked in earlier this month, but the effects probably won't be felt until next month at the earliest, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Will it be the nightmare many have predicted or will it fade away as politicians get nervous and the public gets angry?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , sequestration , furloughs

Friday - 03/22/2013, 02:00am EDT

Budget battle and the economy

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will compare the House and Senate budget proposals, and discuss sequestration's impact on the economy.
March 21, 2013

Tags: acquisition , budget battle , budget cuts , Paul Ryan , health care , continuing resolution , sequestration , Bloomberg Government , Loren Duggan , Cameron Leuthy , Nela Richardson , Allen Scott , Capital Impact

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 07:02pm EDT
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Shutdown averted, pay freeze extended as Congress passes 2013 funding bill

The House voted today to approve a measure to fund federal agencies through the remainder of fiscal 2013. The bill averts a government shutdown but extends the freeze on federal employees' pay through the end of 2013. The bill now heads to President Barack Obama for his signature.

Tags: 2013 budget , sequestration , Congress , House , Senate , USPS , Barbara Mikulski , pay freeze , appropriations , Jack Moore

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 01:09pm EDT
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