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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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Hagel lays out options for dealing with sequestration beyond 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says service members will have to share in the pain of sequestration if the automatic budget cuts continue into next year. In a Pentagon press briefing Wednesday, Hagel laid out a "menu of options" for dealing with sequestration in 2014 and beyond, including changes to military pay and benefits, consolidating headquarters staff and a potential modest reduction in military force structure.

Tags: budget , DoD , Chuck Hagel , Ashton Carter , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 04:29pm EDT
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Face of Furloughs: DoD employee struggles to pay bills

Frances Smith, a civilian Defense Department employee, is having problems making ends meet after furloughs trimmed her paycheck. "I'm wondering now, next week, how I'm going to even pay for my groceries," she told Federal News Radio.

Tags: workforce , Frances Smith , furloughs , DoD , Melissa Dawkins , Surviving Furloughs

Monday - 07/29/2013, 05:06pm EDT
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Hot town, summer in the city

What's the difference between an elected politician and a career civil servant? When politicians take time off they get paid, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, whereas feds who don't work don't.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce ,

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 02:00am EDT

On DoD: How sequestration could impact contractors

While at this relatively early stage of the budget cutting process it's difficult to quantify exactly what the effects have been or will be, on this week's show we'll hear some preliminary takes from two people the defense industry very closely: Elana Broitman, principal deputy assistant secretary of Defense for manufacturing and industrial base policy, and Marion Blakey, the CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association.

Tags: On DoD , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 04:10pm EDT
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Outgoing FEEA loans almost triple since May

A record number of employees are turning to FEEA to help them meet basic living expenses after receiving short paychecks due to furloughs.

Tags: DoD , Melissa Dawkins , furloughs , Steve Bauer , Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 02:53pm EDT
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