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FAA cuts could trigger $20 billion blow to national economy

The Federal Aviation Administration is slated to lose $1 billion from its budget if Congress does not act to prevent sequestration, according to a study released by the Aerospace Industries Association. But the cuts would ripple throughout the nation's economy. About 100,000 jobs throughout the economy would be lost.

Tags: FAA , Stephen Mullin , Econsult Corporation , NextGen , Aerospace Industries Association , Norman Mineta , Transportation Department ,

Monday - 08/13/2012, 10:54pm EDT
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Senators sound defense budget alarm in North Vegas

A trio of Republican senators sounded the alarm over billions of dollars' worth of "catastrophic" and "draconian" military budget cuts set to take effect in January, telling an audience Monday that more time was needed for negotiations.

Tags: John McCain , Lindsey Graham , Kelly Ayotte , Senate , defense budget , Harry Reid , budget , DoD

Monday - 08/13/2012, 09:02pm EDT

Federal Drive interviews - Aug. 13

The Project on Government Oversight evaluates whether defense contractors would be hit hard by sequestration. Plus, what are best practices for creating PDFs that are accessible by people with disabilities?

Tags: Federal Drive , POGO , Ben Freeman , Terry Weaver , GSA , disabilities , PDF , DoD , industry , contracting

Monday - 08/13/2012, 09:06am EDT

No Cal Buyouts

While some federal agencies are offering buyouts ranging from $15,000 to $25,000, the giant Social Security Administration is trying a new approach: No Cal buyouts. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says if they catch on, your agency may be next.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce , furloughs , buyouts , retirement , Congress , IRS , Census , early retirement

Friday - 08/10/2012, 02:00am EDT

Army under secretary: With or without sequestration, DoD will shrink

Army Under Secretary Joseph Westphal said if the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration go into effect, the impact to the Defense Department will be "devastating." At the same time, the DoD still must plan for cuts as tight budget continue and combat operations shrink.

Tags: Pentagon Solutions , Joseph Westphal , Army , DoD , budget , PTSD , Congress , In Depth , BRAC

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 08:26pm EDT
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Analysis: Defense contractors already reducing workforce

The Project on Government Oversight reviewed the size of five of the largest defense contractors and found three of the five were reducing their workforces even as the Defense Department's procurement budget ballooned between 2006 and 2011.

Tags: POGO , budget , DoD , contracting , Congress

Thursday - 08/09/2012, 12:44pm EDT
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