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McCain opens door to revenue increases to avoid sequestration

The top Republican on the Armed Services committee signaled Thursday that there's room for compromise toward a deal to avoid automatic budget cuts at the end of this year. But not everyone's sure the negative effects of sequestration can be avoided, or even that Congress would reach a deal.

Tags: Senate Armed Services Committee , Carl Levin , John McCain , Congress , budget , management , DoD , Jared Serbu

Friday - 06/22/2012, 05:13am EDT
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Federal News Countdown: Shrinking agency staffs and sequestration anxiety

John Kamensky, senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government, and Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service , count down the top federal news story of the week.

Tags: Federal News Countdown , Francis Rose , In Depth , Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , John Kamensky , IBM Center for the Business of Government ,

Friday - 06/22/2012, 09:23pm EDT

Sequestration could spur furloughs at Education

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said the furloughs would address tighter budgets caused by sequestration. He also discussed other possible effects, including reductions in contracting. Wednesday's hearing represented the first time members of Congress have closely examined the effects across-the-board spending cuts could have on civilian agencies.

Tags: education , Federal Drive , Congress , Senate , Arne Duncan , budget , workforce , management

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 05:57am EDT
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The VA, Affordable Care Act fees, and political conventions

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss growth potential at the Veterans Administration, the Affordable Care Act's impact on drug companies, and a preview of the 2012 Democratic and Republican conventions.
August 23, 2012

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact , health care spending , Department of Veteran Affairs , Brian Friel , Affordable Care Act , Medicare , Medicaid , Department of Defense , Brian Rye , 2012 Democratic convention , 2012 Republican convention , Bloomberg Insider , Tim Franklin

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 07:00pm EDT
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OMB: Spending bills exceed budget caps, could trigger cuts

Spending levels appropriated by Congress, so far, for fiscal 2013 fail to live within the limits set by last year's Budget Control Act (BCA), the Office of Management and Budget said in a report issued Monday. If Congress fails to adhere to the annual limits, OMB is required to enact automatic cuts to bring them back into balance, Acting OMB Director Jeffrey Zients wrote in a letter to President Barack Obama that preceded OMB's report.

Tags: OMB , Jeffrey Zients , appropriations , budget , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 05:57pm EDT

Sequestration could hurt U.S. intel, analyst says

Intelligence community observer Ellen McCarthy says massive across-the-board spending cuts would result in significant layoffs in both the federal government and the private sector.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , DoD , workforce , For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , Ellen McCarthy , INSA , Intelligence community , Andrew Mitchell

Monday - 08/13/2012, 02:20pm EDT
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The intel on working in intelligence

Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan are joined by Ellen McCarthy, president of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance. They talk about what you need to know if you are interested in working in intelligence.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , Ellen McCarthy , INSA , Intelligence community , Andrew Mitchell

Monday - 08/13/2012, 01:16pm EDT
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Cliff-Walking 101

Federal workers are going to be doing the limbo on a hot seat for much of the rest of the year, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. Will sequestration kick in with its major across-the-board cuts, will the continuing resolution save the day and what if nothing happens, which seems to be what happens a lot these days?

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce , furloughs , Congress , per diem rates , GSA , budget ,

Friday - 08/17/2012, 02:00am EDT

The Ryan budget, sequestration, and mobile apps

On this week's Capital Impact show, guests discuss how the Paul Ryan budget plan would affect federal spending, how NASA would be affected by sequestration, and two new mobile apps for this year's Democratic and Republican conventions.
August 16, 2012

Tags: acquisition , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact , Allen Scott , Mitt Romney , Paul Ryan , Medicare , health care spending , budget battle , Christopher Flavelle , Robert Litan , Kevin Brancato , contracting , Matthew Zisman , NASA , 2012 Democratic convention , 2012 Republican convention , mobile apps

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 06:59pm EDT
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