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Alice In Washington Wonderland

Thanks to Congressional budget cutters and the White House sequestration program, two of the most important federal operations - the IRS and the Social Security Administration - are getting smaller and slower. So, how much longer can we afford these 'savings', Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , IRS , SSA , budget , MSPB , PTO , workforce

Monday - 06/23/2014, 02:00am EDT

IRS 'took reasonable steps' to implement sequestration cuts

From hiring freezes and furlough days, to cuts to travel and equipment upgrades, the IRS generally 'took reasonable steps' to plan for sequestration, according to a new audit.

Tags: Dena Levitz , IRS , audit , budget , TIGTA

Friday - 06/20/2014, 10:53am EDT

Sequestration pushes DHS contract spending to lowest level ever

The Homeland Security Department's contract dollars declined for a second year in a row as sequestration set in. The impact of budget cuts is spread unevenly across its components.

Tags: DHS , acquisition , contracting , industry , David Berteau , Jesse Ellman , Nick Nayak , Jared Serbu ,

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 04:28am EDT
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DoD needs updated cost savings data when considering furloughs

A new Government Accountability Office report says the Pentagon needs more comprehensive information about potential cost savings when it considers implementing future administrative furloughs.

Tags: DoD , furloughs , GAO , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 02:10pm EDT

IRS to use more data to prepare for long-term budget uncertainty

The Government Accountability Office recommended the IRS develop long-term strategies and use ROI data comparisons to better operate with a less-than-ideal budget.

Tags: IRS , budget , management , GAO , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Stephanie Wasko

Friday - 06/13/2014, 03:45pm EDT

What is the current state of government contracting?

Kevin Plexico, vice president of Research for Deltek and GovWin, joins host Mark Amtower to talk about what's ahead for the GovCon market the rest of this year and in 2015.
June 9, 2014

Tags: acquistion , contracting , government shutdown , Kevin Plexico , GovWin , task orders , Small business contracting , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 06/09/2014, 04:30pm EDT
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Why feds keep losing their furlough appeals

So far, all of the initial decisions stemming from the Merit Systems Protection Board gigantic caseload of furlough appeals have "affirmed the furlough action taken by the agency," according to MSPB's annual report for fiscal 2013 released last week.

Tags: MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Anne Wagner , furloughs , furlough appeals , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 03:04pm EDT

Sequestration forced agencies elsewhere for program funding, GAO says

The Government Accountability Office takes a look at the effects of the 2013 sequester and how agencies prepared.

Tags: GAO , oversight , DHS , CMS , CBP , education , HUD , budget , Stephanie Wasko

Friday - 05/30/2014, 04:20pm EDT

Both houses of Congress deal blows to DoD's cost-cutting proposals

The House passed its version of the annual defense authorization bill Thursday, while the Senate's is still a work in progress. Both versions mostly shun DoD's proposals to cut costs during sequestration.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , Carl Levin , James Inhofe , Buck McKeon , Adam Smith , DoD , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/23/2014, 03:32am EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: GSA takes 18F on a magical mystery tour

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities.

Tags: Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Dan Tangherlini , Dave McClure , 18F , GSA , technology , cybersecurity , Matt Chessen , State , Roger Waldron , PTO , Tony Scardino , HSPD-12 , DoD , Phyllis Schneck

Friday - 05/09/2014, 03:27pm EDT
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