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Sequestration, budget cuts taking their toll on DoD financial managers

DoD's senior executives with responsibility for budget matters report a sudden decline in job satisfaction. No surprise: sequestration's mostly to blame.

Tags: DoD , management , American Society of Military Comptrollers , Lou Crenshaw , Grant Thornton , workforce , financial management , auditability , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 06:54am EDT

Sequestration claims another conference: DHS' GFirst cyber event

U.S. CERT said in an email to organizers the current budgetary environment wouldn't support the annual cybersecurity conference

Tags: management , conferences , DHS , GFirst , cybersecurity , US CERT , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 06:24pm EDT

Pay raise - to be or not to be?

Imagine William Shakespeare were alive today and a federal employee. Would he still come up with stuff like "to be, or not to be, that is the question?" Or would he be preoccupied by the prospect of a furlough? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report for more.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , furloughs

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 02:00am EDT

Furlough song: Laugh or you'll cry

When the going gets tough, some people laugh, some cry and some, apparently, burst into song. Like the fed who recently penned the furlough song to a tune you already know, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , furloughs

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 02:00am EDT

Ripple effect of furloughs: Life beyond the Beltway

Despite dire predictions, the world didn't end when sequestration started. It was more whimper than bang. But that is changing as never-gonna-happen furloughs have started to happen, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The problem is that the people who devised the medicine the White House and Congress don't have to take it.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , furloughs ,

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 02:00am EDT

The Paris Air Show begins today...minus

The much-anticipated Airbus A350 flew for the first time on Friday, launching a new air race between the European plane maker and Boeing for long-haul wide-body aircraft.

Tags: Boeing , Airbus , FAA , industry

Monday - 06/17/2013, 09:01am EDT

Furlough reality begins to bite feds

If traffic is a little light today, don't credit it entirely to the weather or people on alternative work schedules. In many places you can chalk it up to the presence of the F-word, which is becoming part of the deal if you work for Uncle Sam, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , furloughs ,

Friday - 06/14/2013, 02:00am EDT

Defense Contractors fish overseas and new fracking regulations

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss overseas business opportunities for contractors, and the impact of the fracking rule on U.S. oil production.
June 13, 2013

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Bloomberg Government , Evan Croen , defense spending , Bureau of Land Management , fracking , Jason Arvelo , Allen Scott , Capital Impact

Thursday - 06/13/2013, 06:24pm EDT
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DoD assures Congress contractors will share in the pain of sequestration

The Defense Department is examining all of its contracts as part of the reductions necessary under automatic budget cuts. Reductions to contractors, not civilians, will make up "the majority" of the cost savings.

Tags: Congress , workforce , service contracting , Edward Snowden , Richard Durbin , Chuck Hagel , Robert Hale , Jared Serbu , industry , contracting

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 05:54am EDT
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The keys to a successful procurement

Dave Mader, senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, talks acquisition and procurement with host Roger Waldron.
June 11, 2013

Tags: contracting , acquisition , procurement , Dave Mader , Booz Allen Hamilton , acquisition planning , GSA , Federal Acquisition Service , shared services , contract duplication , continuing resolution , risk allocation , LPTA , Small business contracting , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 12:12am EDT
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