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Defense furloughs cut from 11 days to 6

Furlough days for Defense Department civilians are being cut from 11 to 6, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the department found sufficient savings in the final months of the current fiscal year to lessen the burden on those who have had to take a day off a week without pay since early July.

Tags: DoD , furloughs , Chuck Hagel

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 05:40pm EDT

Sequestration and the government market

Ray Bjorklund of Birch Grove Consulting, will discuss sequestration and what it means for contractors.
August 6, 2013

Tags: acquisition , procurement , contracting , government market , Ray Bjorklund , Birch Grove Consulting , budget battle , LPTA , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 10:39pm EDT
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Jobs website sees increase in contract employees seeking work

It's not only government employees who are suffering from sequestration, but contractors, big and small, are feeling the hit as well. Contractors may have to trim their staffs if they lose out on a government contract.

Tags: Ginger Groeber , Exfederal.com , contracting , hiring , workforce , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Monday - 08/05/2013, 05:33pm EDT
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Furloughs hit tidal wave level

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Or is it a sequestration-driven furlough tsunami that threatens to bury one very small, but important, federal agency that is seeing its 30-year workload record being shattered almost daily, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: furloughs , workforce , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 02:00am EDT

Small firms feel first bite of DoD budget cuts as large contractors' stock soars

As the first elements of sequestration's impact on the Defense industrial base begin to take shape, observers inside and outside the Pentagon worry about small businesses.

Tags: Private Side of Sequestration , DoD , industry , contracting , Congress , small business , Aerospace Industries Association , Beacon Interactive Systems , Klett Consulting , Marion Blakey , ML Mackey , Mark Klett , Elana Broitman , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 05:27am EDT
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Sequestration worsening the condition of Navy ships

The Navy entered 2010 with what officials say was a fleet that was well below acceptable standards for material readiness. It's made gains in its maintenance procedures since then, which the service says sequestration will quickly undo.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Thomas Rowden , Timothy Matthews , Jared Serbu

Monday - 08/05/2013, 05:49am EDT
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DoD scrounges for cash to cancel civilian furloughs

The Pentagon says no decisions have been made, but eliminating 2013 furloughs is at the top of the funding priority list if it can find any excess funds.

Tags: DoD , Congress , furloughs , Strategic Choices and Management Review , Ashton Carter , James Winnefeld , House Armed Services Committee , workforce , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/02/2013, 05:39am EDT
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Those were the days...

Here's a horrible thought to start off your week, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. You've had your pay frozen and maybe you have been furloughed with more mandatory time-outs to come. But what if these are the good old days right now? That it can't get any better than this...

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , furloughs

Friday - 08/02/2013, 02:00am EDT

Contractors confronted with new type of waiting game due to sequestration

A new Federal News Radio online survey shows downward trends in the contracting market this year, and vendors have rising concerns in the out years about what this new normal means. The survey found 57 percent of the respondents have been negatively impacted by sequestration by fewer contract opportunities, and more than 55 percent of the respondents said when it comes to making contract awards over the last six months, the government has been in a state of paralysis.

Tags: industry , contracting , Private Side of Sequestration , budget , Govini , Geoff Celhar , Bob Lohfeld , Lohfeld Consulting , Chris Romani , Mary Beth Romani , Integrity Management Consulting , Harold Youra , Alliance Solutions , Paul Fernandes , STG , Diana Gowen , CenturyLink , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/29/2013, 05:36am EDT
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Federal 4th quarter spending spree offers contractors hope for return to normalcy

Many federal vendors are wary about what 2014 and beyond will bring when it comes to acquisitions. Vendors say they have to get creative internally and externally to survive further budget cuts.

Tags: industry , contracting , The Private Side of Sequestration , budget , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , Govini , Geoff Celhar , Bob Lohfeld , Lohfeld Consulting , Chris Romani , Integrity Management Consulting , Harold Youra , Alliance Solutions , Paul Fernandes , STG , Diana Gowen , CenturyLink , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/29/2013, 06:17am EDT
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