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Federal Drive Interviews -- Feb. 25, 2013

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is concerned new regulations may make whistleblowers even more reluctant to report tax fraud to the IRS. OMB Controller Danny Werfel says $85 billion in cuts under sequestration would hurt every state. Maj. Gen. Brett Williams says the U.S. Cyber Command is trying to figure how to normalize operations alongside air, land and sea capabilities. Lynn Singleton, director of environmental services at Lockheed Martin, talks about helping agencies move their email to the cloud. Dr. Milton Corn explains why The National Library of Medicine is monitoring social media.

Tags: Chuck Grassley , Senate , IRS , whistlelower , Danny Werfel , OMB , U.S. Cyber Command , Brett Williams , Lynn Singleton , Lockheed Martin , industry , cloud , Milton Corn , National Library of Medicine , National Institutes of Health , Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Monday - 02/25/2013, 09:34am EST

Army fears sequestration's indirect effects on service members

Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment, said many of the cost-cutting measures the Army will be forced to take because of sequestration, such as letting service and maintenance contracts expire, could have a trickle-down effect on service members.

Tags: Army , Katherine Hammack , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 02/22/2013, 07:18pm EST
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What's ahead for U.S. foreign service workers?

Daniel Hirsch, state vice president of the American Foreign Service Association, discusses the issues affecting government employees who are working overseas.
February 22, 2013

Tags: workforce , Foreign Service , foreign service workers , American Foreign Service Association , daniel hirsch , budget battle , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , State Department

Friday - 02/22/2013, 09:43pm EST
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SBA head: Agency will avoid major blow from cuts

Tags: SBA , Karen Mills

Friday - 02/22/2013, 04:50pm EST

In Army, sequestration will force about-face on acquisition reforms

Army says its implementation of DoD's Better Buying Power directives saved hundreds of millions of dollars last year, but this year's budget chaos will undo much of the progress.

Tags: DoD , Army , acquisition , Better Buying Power , Heidi Shyu , Gabe Camarillo , Harold Greene , Jared Serbu , AUSA , budget , contracting

Friday - 02/22/2013, 06:03am EST
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The 'good old days' coming back?

Do you remember the good old days? For many federal workers that would be 2010 and 2011 when they were worried about threats to their retirement and health insurance benefits that eventually fizzled and died. Well, they may be coming back but this time things could be very different, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , workforce ,

Friday - 02/22/2013, 02:00am EST

Sequester Q&A: For US, a new season of uncertainty

Here comes the sequester: big federal spending cuts and a new season of economic uncertainty for a nation still trying to shake off a recession.

Tags: March 1 , furloughs

Friday - 02/22/2013, 04:08am EST

Union: EPA plans agencywide furlough days under sequestration

The Environmental Protection Agency is planning at least three agencywide mandatory furlough days through the end of the fiscal year if sequestration goes into effect, according to union officials who say they were briefed on agency plans. EPA also will implement employee furloughs in two phases, according to John J. O'Grady, the president of AFGE Local 704, which covers the Chicago region.

Tags: EPA , AFGE , furloughs , John O

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 05:36pm EST

NTEU:CBP furloughs could put nation at risk, create hardships for employees

The National Treasury Employees Union was informed by Customs and Border Protection that agency-wide furlough notices of up to 14 days will be issued in mid-March as a result of sequestration. CBP told NTEU that it will have to make $754 million in cuts from March 1 through Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.

Tags: National Treasury Employees Union , Colleen Kelley , furloughs , Katie Howard , CBP

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 06:52am EST
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