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Military worried small business suppliers will disappear during sequestration

Small firms already have taken a disproportionate hit from DoD's pullback in 2013 spending, Pentagon officials say. Military acquisition leaders worry the sudden cuts will bankrupt small businesses that provide one-of-a-kind capabilities.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Army , Navy , Air Force , Sean Stackley , Heidi Shyu , Charles Davis , Jared Serbu , small business , defense industrial base , industry , contracting , House Armed Services Committe

Friday - 03/01/2013, 06:10am EST
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Feds at IRS, Social Security, TSA face dangerous heat...

If there is a partial shutdown of government services, now or later, politicians will blame each other. But the big losers will be federal workers in IRS and Social Security offices, and TSA screeners at airports who are going to take the heat, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , sequestration , furloughs

Friday - 03/01/2013, 02:00am EST

Sequestration is upon us

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will discuss sequestration and its impact on Congress.
February 28, 2013

Tags: acquisition , Congress , sequestration , Kevin Brancato , Allen Scott , budget battle , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 06:13pm EST
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SSA, IRS take different paths on sequestration furloughs

The Internal Revenue Service and the Social Security Administration two of the largest federal agencies with very public missions are taking divergent paths when it comes to dealing with the automatic, across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. IRS says it is planning for five to seven furloughs days, while SSA says it hopes to forego furloughs through alternative savings.

Tags: sequestration , IRS , Steven Miller , Carolyn Colvin , budget , furloughs , SSA

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 06:25pm EST

Just when you thought it couldn't get worse...

Sequestration is the worst possible thing that could happen to you as a taxpayer and a federal worker or contractor, right? Wrong. Sequestration would take a big bite out of things but the coming crises over agency budgets could turn out to be much, much worse, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 02:00am EST

OMB directs agencies to stop most discretionary bonuses under sequestration

The administration issued new guidance late Wednesday detailing specific steps agencies should take as sequestration now is one-day away. Danny Werfel, OMB's controller, told agency leaders to place "increased scrutiny" around several personnel issues, including new hires, training, travel and conferences.

Tags: management , workforce , contracting , OMB , Danny Werfel , Barack Obama , John Boehner , Congress , sequestration , Barbara Mikulski , furloughs , pay and benefits , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 07:55am EST

Sequestration treadmill picking up steam across DoD

The automatic budget cuts set to occur under sequestration will go into effect as a matter of law on Friday. But their full impact won't be felt until late this spring, long after lawmakers encounter the next budget showdown.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , OMB , budget , Karen Dyson , Curt Rauhut , Mark Welsh , James Amos , Jared Serbu , House Appropriations Committee , Air Force , Marine Corps , Army , service contracts

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 07:27am EST
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Before furloughs, agencies must negotiate terms with unions

Customs and Border Protection became one of the first civilian agencies to notify the union that represents their employees that they want to begin discussing the implementation of furloughs under sequestration. NTEU and AFGE expect to hear from more agencies in the next two weeks if cuts from sequestration go into effect March 1.

Tags: workforce , furloughs , sequestration , NTEU , AFGE , Colleen Kelley , David Borer , CBP , IRS , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 06:36am EST
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