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What's ahead for contractors in 2014?

Bob Lohfeld, CEO of Lohfeld Consulting, and Ray Bjorklund, president of BirchGrove Consulting will give their thoughts on the government shutdown and the top contracting issues in 2014.
September 30, 2013

Tags: acquisition , contracting , government market , government shutdown , Bob Lohfeld , Lohfeld Consulting , Ray Bjorklund , BirchGrove Consulting , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 09/30/2013, 10:47pm EDT
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DoD would furlough roughly half of civilian workforce during shutdown

Pentagon guidance says military members will report to work as normal under a government shutdown, and most employees working under service contracts would be unaffected as well. But about half the civilian workforce would be told to stay home without pay.

Tags: DoD , government shutdown , furlough , budget , Robert Hale , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/27/2013, 08:37pm EDT
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Air Force warns industry to expect delayed acquisition decisions

The Air Force says budget uncertainty will mean a lot of delayed contracting decisions in the first portion of 2014. Meanwhile, the service is hurriedly trying to spend every last dollar in its 2013 procurement accounts.

Tags: Air Force , acquisition , budget , sequestration , DoD , Richard Lombardi , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/27/2013, 11:40am EDT
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Estate planning, CR, and more

Attorney Thomas J. O'Rourke will answer your calls and emails on how to best prepare for your family's financial future. Also, Sean Reilly from the Federal Times will give us an update on some of the big issues affecting federal workers.
September 18, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , estate planning , retirement planning , TSP , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , sequestration , phased retirement , USPS , Mike Causey , Your Turn , Thomas J. ORourke

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 08:40pm EDT
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House to vote on budget bill defunding health law

Tags: budget , Congress , House ,

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 03:20pm EDT

FY 2014 - Storm clouds on the horizon

Steve Charles, co-founder and executive vice president of immixGroup and Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, will discuss what's ahead for contractors in 2014.
September 16, 2013 (Encore presentation September 23, 2013)

Tags: acquisition , contracting , government shutdown , sequestration , Supply chain management , LPTA , GSA , inspectors general , Steve Charles , immixGroup , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 09/16/2013, 10:14pm EDT
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Congress' to-do list crowded with budget headaches

Congress returns to work today with a crowded agenda and little time. Lawmakers must come to agreement on 2014 funding before the fiscal year ends Sept. 30 or risk a government shutdown. Also on the agenda: coming up with an alternative to the automatic spending constraints known as sequestration and negotiating a raise in the government's borrowing limit. There are also other measures affecting federal employees that remain to be worked out, including legislation to overhaul the cash-strapped Postal Service and a potential 1 percent pay raise for civilian federal workers.

Tags: Congress , budget , House , Senate , appropriations , sequestration , Philip Joyce , Romina Boccia , Heritage Foundation , Jessica Klement , NARFE , debt limit , pay raise , postal reform , Tom Carper , Gerry Connolly , workforce

Friday - 09/06/2013, 06:50pm EDT

Obama ends federal pay freeze; Congress could still block

President Barack Obama issued some good news for federal workers before the start of Labor Day weekend, calling for a 1 percent pay increase for feds in 2014. But Congress could still prevent the raises through legislation. Federal employees have had their pay frozen since January 2011.

Tags: Barack Obama , budget , pay freeze , Congress , workforce , pay , Michael OConnell , pay raise

Friday - 08/30/2013, 08:02pm EDT

New health plan options & reduced retirement benefits

NARFE's David Snell will talk about a health care option for feds without children and Sean Reilly from the Federal Times will give us an update on 2014 budget negotiations and other issues affecting federal employees.
August 21, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , healthcare , self plus one , NARFE , David Snell , COLAs , Social Security , government shutdown , budget 2014 , GAO , USPS , FAA , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , Mike Causey , Your Turn , FEHBP

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 06:50pm EDT
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