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Sequestration, strategic sourcing and more

Host Roger Waldron will talk acqusition and procurement with Bill Gormley, chairman of the Coalition for Government Procurement.
February 19, 2013

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , sequestration , strategic sourcing , contract duplication , Bill Gormley , Coalition for Government Procurement , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 09:48pm EST
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Poll: Will sequestration actually happen?

Federal News Radio wants to know what you think. Will sequestration go into effect when the deadline hits on March 1?

Tags: sequestration , poll , Congress

Monday - 02/18/2013, 05:36pm EST

Furloughs pose pitfalls for managers, rank-and-file feds

Talk of federal-employee furloughs has intensified as the clock winds down to March 1 -- the date automatic, across-the-board spending cuts are set to kick in. But even if agencies are forced to go the furlough route, they will have to ensure the workforce reductions are implemented fairly or face a series of potential pitfalls, said John Mahoney, chairman of Tully Rinckey's labor and employment practice group, in an interview on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: furloughs , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Jack Moore , John Mahoney , Tully Rinckey , sequestration , management

Monday - 02/18/2013, 04:31pm EST
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Sequestration causing planning headaches for agency managers

Joe Kull, a director in PricewaterhouseCoopers' Washington Federal Practice and former deputy comptroller for federal financial management in the Office of Management and Budget, and Thad Juszczak, a director at Grant Thornton and former federal budget official, shared their perspectives on sequestration planning on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: sequestration , Joe Kull , Thad Juszczak , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , budget , furloughs

Friday - 02/15/2013, 08:25pm EST

Part-timers running government

The next time Congress is in D.C. for an extended period of time, somebody should suggest that the House and the Senate investigate how much time and money has been lost preparing for a partial government shutdown almost everybody says would be a mistake. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , workforce , sequestration , furloughs

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 02:00am EST

The current contracting environment and more

Host Mark Amtower talks about the state of government contracting with Olessia Smotrova-Taylor, CEO of OST Global Solutions.
February 18, 2013

Tags: acquisition , contracting , proposals , RFP , SEWP , ITES , GWACs , APMP , Olessia Smotrova-Taylor , OST Global , LPTA , strategic sourcing , sequestration , budget cuts , OASIS , bids , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 02/18/2013, 10:54pm EST
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Study: DoD sequestration cuts would slam federal workforce, delay pain to contractors

Most of the Pentagon's contract spending wouldn't take an immediate hit from sequestration. Conversely, civilian employees would likely be laid-off or furloughed in the few days or weeks after the automatic budget cuts kick in, according to a Washington think tank's analysis of the convoluted laws that govern the automatic cuts

Tags: DoD , budget , sequestration , Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments , Todd Harrison , Jared Serbu

Monday - 08/27/2012, 05:10am EDT
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New Army Reserve chief prioritizes suicide prevention, calm message on budget

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley took over as Chief of the Army Reserve in June. He tells Federal News Radio there are only two issues that keep him up at night.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , Army , Army Reserve , budget , sequestration , suicide , Jeffrey Talley , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/07/2012, 11:42am EDT
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Pentagon would avoid direct layoffs of civilians under sequestration

Robert Hale, the military's CFO, said reductions in force would cost more money than the Defense Department would save. But hiring a freeze and involuntary unpaid furloughs would be likely for civilians.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Robert Hale , workforce , civilian workforce , Joseph Dunford , Lindsey Graham , Jared Serbu , Robert Andrews , House Armed Services Committee , budget

Friday - 09/21/2012, 07:25am EDT
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