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Beth Farrell and Jim Schweiter from McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP discuss how agencies and contractors will be affected by procurement.
February 26, 2013
On a special edition of the Federal News Countdown, Jeff Neal, senior vice president at ICF International and the former chief human capital officer at the Homeland Security Department, discusses the potential effects of sequestration on government operations.
Federal workers are sounding off about how sequestration, the across-the-board budget cuts slated to kick in Friday, will impact their jobs and their families. The Federal Workers Alliance, a conglomeration of 20 federal-employee unions, has launched a message board to allow feds to share their concerns and to put a human face on the cuts.
We've got another week, at least, of hair-pulling news and analysis about sequestration, federal furloughs and the like. So, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know, is this going to be the bombshell critics claim or as harmless as a burp in church?
Dr. Kenneth Gold and Dr. Susan S. Lagon, from Georgetown University's Government Affairs Institute, discuss the political landscape and the budget situation on Capitol Hill.
February 25, 2013
Tags: pay and benefits , gridlock , Congress , budget debate , budget battle , discretionary spending , entitlement programs , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , Kenneth Gold , Susan S. Lagon , Government Affairs Institute , Georgetown University , For Your Benefit
The Republican senator from Oklahoma is asking the Office of Management and Budget to require agencies to stop hiring for certain positions. Instead, he would like that funding put towards mission critical jobs that could be affected by sequestration cuts. Coburn, the ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, found 10 jobs listed on USAJobs.gov that he believes could be frozen. He says this would give agencies $1.4 million to spend on positions like border security officers and TSA screeners.
The White House released its estimate on the impact of cuts from sequestration would have on each state and the District of Columbia. OMB's Danny Werfel said they still are obtaining clarity on the impact $85 billion in cuts would have on each agency.
According to the latest Federal News Radio online poll, a majority of federal workers think sequestration is coming this week, and they are up the creek without a paddle, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Just over 40 percent think it will be delayed, again. And 4 percent say it's no big deal. So what do you say? Take our poll today.