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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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Survey: Contractors speak out about sequestration's impact

Federal News Radio surveyed federal contractors to find out just how much sequestration is impacting them five months after it went into effect. View the raw results of the survey.

Tags: Private Side of Sequestration , survey , contractors , industry

Monday - 07/29/2013, 01:47pm EDT

Sequestration's impact on contractors by-the-numbers

Federal News Radio partnered with Govini, a government market research firm, to examine how sequestration has impacted the number of contracts being awarded, delayed, and cancelled by the government. View our data.

Tags: Private Side of Sequestration , data analytics , industry

Monday - 07/29/2013, 03:04pm EDT

Analysis: Sequestration plays second fiddle in aerospace industry to previous cuts

While sequestration is impacting the aerospace industry, the biggest cuts resulted from the Budget Control Act of 2011 and reduced demand in the wake of military withdrawals, said Richard Aboulafia, aerospace analyst at the Teal Group.

Tags: Federal Drive , industry , DoD , aerospace , Richard Aboulafia , Teal Group , acquisition , Melissa Dawkins , The Private Side of Sequestration

Monday - 07/29/2013, 03:13pm EDT
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Prime contractors show strong earnings despite sequestration

Recent earnings reports reveal large margins and strong earnings per share for many prime contractors. But Financial Analyst Michael Lewis expects negative trends to start showing within the next few quarters.

Tags: contracting , Private Side of Sequestration , Michael Lewis , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 10:45am EDT
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Panel: Contractors adapting to post-sequestration environment

With continuing resolutions and fiscal showdowns running rampant the last few years, government contractors have gotten used to near perpetual budget uncertainty clouding the marketplace. And the automatic, across-the-board budget cuts that kicked in March 1 only complicated contractors' efforts to manage their bottom lines. A panel of experts discuss how contractors are coping with the cuts as part of Federal News Radio's special report, Private Side of Sequestration.

Tags: industry , acquisition , Private Side of Sequestration , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Scott Lewis , Cameron Leuthy , Tim Larkins , ImmixGroup , PS Partnerships , Bloomberg Government , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 08:43pm EDT
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Fed furloughs leave imprint on procurement process, contractors say

In contrast to federal employees, who are facing furloughs, many contractors are encountering more elusive sequestration symptoms. Along with reduced government contract spending, federal-employee furlough have also trickled down through the procurement process, resulting in delays, contractors say. This article is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Private Side of Sequestration.

Tags: industry , acquisition , contracting , budget , Private Side of Sequestration , In Depth , Federal Drive , Tom DeWitt , Michael Tinsley , SNVC , NeoSystems , Jack Moore

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 06:46pm EDT
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Vantage point: Small and mid-sized contractors offer perspectives on sequestration

With fewer government contracts coming down the pipeline, small and mid-sized contractors are feeling the pinch of sequestration. Should they diversify, cut staff or sit tight and hope that big contract is just around the corner? Federal News Radio examines these issues in part 6 of our special report, Private Side of Sequestration.

Tags: Private Side of Sequestration , contracting , small business , hiring , workforce , Lisa Mascolo , Optimos , Kymm McCabe , ASI Government , Carmine Taglialatela , TecPort Solutions , Nancy Blethen , Tech Systems , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 12:40pm EDT
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Track and trace medications and lobbying

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss legislation that would strengthen the pharmaceutical supply chain, and the second quarter lobbying numbers.
August 1, 2013

Tags: acquisition , congress , pharmaceutical supply chain , prescription drugs , manufacturing , lobbying , Brian Rye , Peter Brusoe , Melissa Avstreih , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 06:52pm EDT
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