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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

Planning for the worst: Companies aim for sequestration-easing strategies

Sequestration threatens to squeeze some companies out of the industry. Federal News Radio's special report, Private Side of Sequestration, examines the long-term planning and short-term coping mechanisms companies can take to better manage through the cuts.

Tags: Private Side of Sequestration , DoD , contracting , industry , acquisition , Kevin Plexico , Deltek , Tom Captain , Deloitte , Ray Bjorklund , BirchGrove Consulting , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 02:01am EDT

Government market ground zero

Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group and Cameron Leuthy, senior budget analyst at Bloomberg Government, will discuss sequestration and its impact on the government and contracting.
July 30, 2013

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , government market , Bill Gormley , The Gormley Group , Cameron Leuthy , Bloomberg Government , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf , budget 2014 , budget cuts

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 10:36pm EDT
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DoD furloughs could cause FEEA loans to swell to record levels

The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund is receiving more requests for loans than ever before as weekly furloughs hit the Defense Department. Director Steve Bauer said the non-profit organization is doing everything it can to keep up.
July 24 & 30, 2013

Tags: workforce , furloughs , Surviving Furloughs , FEEA , Steve Bauer , DoD , Your Turn , Mike Causey , Cogan Schneier

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 02:47pm EDT
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AP sources: Pentagon likely to cut furlough days

Tags: DoD , furloughs

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 01:00pm EDT

Contractor hiring, morale take sequestration hit

With fewer new federal contracts on the horizon, vendors are trimming staff, changing direction and hedging their bets as sequestration plays out, according to the results of an exclusive Federal News Radio survey. Contractors are also blaming sequestration for low morale in their offices.

Tags: Private Side of Sequestration , Evan Lesser , Stephen Fuller , Ward Carroll , Cameron Leuthy , Bob Lohfeld , Mary Beth Romani , Chris Romani , workforce , hiring , furloughs , Budget Control Act , budget , Michael OConnell , management

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 04:26am EDT

The state of government contracting

Deltek's Kevin Plexico and Scott Lewis of PS Partnerships, will talk about the challenges facing contractors in this tough budget environment.
July 29, 2013

Tags: acquisition , contracting , DoD , budget battle , Subcontracting , government contracting , Kevin Plexico , Deltek , Scott Lewis , PS Partnerships , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , continuing resolution

Monday - 07/29/2013, 10:54pm EDT
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