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Budget, sequestration and defense sales

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss how the budget deal will affect next year's government funding,and how budget cuts are affecting U.S. defense industrial capabilities.
December 19, 2013

Tags: acquisition , budget deal , federal spending , sequestration , Congress , budget 2014 , DoD , defense industrial base , Kevin Brancato , Allen Scott , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 05:48pm EST
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DoD finalizing major rewrite of acquisition guidance

Reworked guidance is the first update to key Defense Department instruction since 2008. Internal attempt to streamline the system is leading department officials to seek legislative changes to make the military acquisition process less complex.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Better Buying Power , sequestration , Frank Kendall , CSIS , Jared Serbu

Monday - 11/11/2013, 10:25am EST

Even with budget agreement, Air Force faces painful choices

Top Air Force officials say lower budgets will force them to propose cuts Congress won't like. But if lawmakers insist on protecting politically-favored programs, money will have to come from somewhere else.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Air Force , budget , sequestration , Mark Welsh , Eric Fanning , readiness , Jared Serbu

Monday - 12/16/2013, 03:47am EST
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Will new budget negotiations unravel the sequestration riddle?

For the first time since the government shutdown ended two weeks ago, House and Senate lawmakers are sitting down at the table to negotiate about the fiscal 2014 budget. At the top of the agenda will be what to do about the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration that have ensnared what remained of the traditional budget process this year. However, budget experts and insiders say sequestration is likely to stick around -- at least in some form -- and about the best agencies can hope for is a small-bore deal that grants them some greater flexibility in implementing the cuts, these experts said.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , sequestration , Stan Collender , Qorvis , Don Kettl , Sharon Parrott , Center on Budget and Policy Priorities , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 03:12pm EDT

Air Force to cut 900 civilian jobs, thousands of service members

Air Force officials announced Wednesday the force plans to cut about 900 civilian positions in 2014. It will encourage eligible civilian employees to leave voluntarily. The force also plans to cut thousands of service members over the next five years.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , sequestration , workforce , reductions in force , Gina Grosso , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 10:22am EST

Analyzing the budget deal

On this week's Your Turn radio show, host Mike Causey examines what's in the most recent budget deal that will impact feds.

Tags: Your Turn , budget , sequestration , Mike Causey , COLA , retirement , FEHBP , pensions , pay and benefits , Jessica Klement , Sean Reilly , Andy Medici

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 03:57pm EST
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How the budget deal will impact current and future feds

Newly hired federal workers will be required to contribute more toward their pensions and some military retirees will see smaller cost-of-living adjustments under a budget deal announced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) Tuesday evening. The budget deal, which sets funding levels for the next two years, eases some of the bite of the automatic spending cuts, known as sequestration. The pact restores about $63 billion to agency spending through the end of fiscal 2015, split about evenly between Defense and civilian agencies.

Tags: Congress , budget , sequestration , retirement , pay and benefits , COLA , Joseph Beaudoin , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 04:08am EST
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