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OMG - it's TGIF & feds are LOL

Although its not the dreaded Friday the 13th, many feds - from Defense to the IRS are licking their financial wounds, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. IRS employees had a furlough day last Friday. Defense folks began theirs on Monday. So what about a no-work-no-pay plan for Congress and the White House?

Tags: federal report , workforce , furloughs , Mike Causey

Friday - 07/12/2013, 02:00am EDT
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Will DoD's 2014 sequestration plan jolt Congress into action?

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel put the ball in Congress' court this week when he released details of how the Pentagon would manage billions of dollars in cuts if sequestration continues into fiscal 2014 and beyond. But, there's not yet anything close to a winning strategy in Congress to avert or replace the automatic budget cuts.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , DoD , Chuck Hagel , Randy Forbes , Tim Kaine , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Armed Services Committee , Jack Moore

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 06:31pm EDT
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Sequester not yet affecting govt fire response

Obama administration officials say the automatic budget cuts called "sequestration" have not yet affected the government's ability to fight wildfires.

Tags: Interior Department , USDA

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 05:51pm EDT

Hagel warns of possible DoD layoffs in 2014 if sequestration continues

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a letter to Congress that if spending caps continue under sequestration, marked cuts in DoD's budget would possibly lead to reductions in force. Hagel also said there could be severe cuts in operations and maintenance.

Tags: DoD , Chuck Hagel , Senate Armed Services Committee , Congress , furloughs , Cogan Schneier

Wednesday - 07/10/2013, 07:44pm EDT

The NDAA, sequestration, and more

Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of the issues affecting contractors.
July 9, 2013 (This program originally aired on July 2, 2013)

Tags: acquisition , procurement , contracting , NDAA , commerical item contracting , Jon Etherton , Etherton and Associates , Off the Shelf , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 08:03pm EDT
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DoD says it has legal authority to furlough working capital fund employees

Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale says the Pentagon has the legal authority to furlough DoD civilians paid out of working-capital funds. Hale was responding to an earlier letter from Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.), and more than two dozen other lawmakers, who wrote to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last month requesting the legal rationale for furloughing working-capital fund employees.

Tags: DoD , working-capital fund , Robert Hale , Derek Kilmer , Chuck Hagel , furloughs , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 05:56pm EDT

House members push to let PTO offset sequester cuts

House members with constituents impacted by budget cuts to the Patent and Trademark Office and Department of Defense are taking steps to ease the effect of sequestration and furloughs.

Tags: DoD , USPTO , Congress , House , Sean Maloney , Melissa Dawkins

Monday - 07/08/2013, 06:34pm EDT

Vacationing politicians vs. furloughed feds

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 , furloughs , workforce

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 02:00am EDT

Pentagon civilian workers face first of 11 furlough days today

Approximately 85 percent of the Defense Department's civilian workforce -- more than 650,000 employees -- will be staying home Monday, as the first of DoD's cost-cutting furlough days goes into effect. The furloughs were put in place to offset automatic, across-the-board spending cuts implemented by sequestration. DoD estimates the furloughs will save between $1.9 billion and $2.1 billion.

Tags: DoD , furloughs , Chuck Hagel , Ray Odierno , George Little , budget , workforce

Monday - 07/08/2013, 06:32am EDT
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