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Air Force: Sequestration already creating 'chronic inefficiency'

The Air Force's long-range planning and modernization takes back seat to preparations for near-term crises, including contingency plans to scale back civilian workforce. Civilian furloughs would be "breach of faith," Air Force says.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , budget , Jamie Morin , Larry Spencer , furloughs , workforce , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/08/2013, 05:57pm EST

OMB details widespread furloughs, cuts to agency programs under sequestration

OMB details hundreds of thousands of furloughs and cuts to nearly every agency program. Danny Werfel, OMB controller, said the effective percentage cut to each civilian agency would be about 9 percent and 13 percent for DoD over the next seven months.

Tags: budget , OMB , Danny Werfel , Jason Furman , White House , furloughs , John Boehner

Friday - 02/08/2013, 02:51pm EST
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CBP brings automated services to more than just travel elite

Building on the success of its Global Entry program for pre-enrolled travelers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has developed a self-service kiosk that anyone can use. John Wagner, executive director for Admissibility and Passenger Programs at CBP, tells Agency of the Month about this and other new technologies coming to an airport near you.

Tags: CBP , DHS , Agency of the Month , Gillian Brockell , budget , mobile , technology , John Wagner , Global Entry

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 04:23pm EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Feb. 8, 2013

Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue and Linda Cureton of NASA talks about their upcoming retirements. Register employee benefit consultant Ed Zurndorfer explains what feds can expect from possible furloughs. White House Historical Association Vice President of Research talks about possible renovations at the White House.

Tags: Michael Astrue , Social Security Administration , Linda Cureton , NASA , Ed Zurnforder , furloughs , DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , William Bushong , White House Historical Association , Federal Drive

Friday - 02/08/2013, 11:38am EST

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.
March 7, 2013

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

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 09:43pm EST
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By year's end, troops will be unable to respond to crises, Pentagon says

Shortfalls in operating accounts would mean military units would be undertrained, underequipped and unable to deploy by the end of fiscal 2013, senior DoD officials predict.

Tags: DoD , Congress , budget , DoD budget , Navy , Army , readiness , Joint Chiefs of Staff , James Winnefeld , Robert Work , Terry Halvorsen , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/04/2013, 05:39am EST
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Furloughs: So, who's in charge?

Thanks to top government officials, we now have the definitive answer as to whether the government will have a series of furloughs and if so how they will work. The answer is either yes or no. There seems to be a little confusion at the top, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 02:00am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Feb. 5, 2013

Robert Litan discusses a Bloomberg Government study about rule-making in the Obama administration. Michael Tinsley, CEO of NeoSystems Corp., offers insight on how furloughs might affect federal contractors. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo weighs in on a a 2012 Supreme Court case that could come back to bite federal agencies facing budget cuts under sequestration. Gregory Wilshusen discusses a new GAO report on how prepared agencies are to fend of online assaults. John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service talks about sequestration and the threat of furloughs.

Tags: Robert Litan , Bloomberg Government , rule-making , Michael Tinsley , NeoSystems Corp. , contracting , industry , furloughs , Joe Petrillo , Petrillo and Powell , budget , Gregory Wilshusen , GAO , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , John Palguta , Partnership for Pubic Service , DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 08:18am EST

Contractors can expect uncertain, difficult times ahead, expert says

Michael Tinsley, CEO of NeoSystems Corp., tells The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, there's little contractors can do to influence agencies facing impending sequestration beyond maintaining good communications and weathering the storm.

Tags: Michael Tinsley , Federal Drive , NeoSystems Corp. , contracting , industry , acquisition , budget , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 11:24am EST
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Obama seeks to delay sequester with short-term fix

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for a short-term deficit reduction package of spending cuts and tax revenue that will delay the effective date of steeper automatic cuts now scheduled to kick in on March 1. Obama said the looming cuts would be economically damaging and must be avoided.

Tags: budget , Congress , Barack Obama , Harry Reid , John Boehner

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 01:59pm EST
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