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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

Calm Before The Storm

August is hot in DC, Atlanta, Houston, St. Louis and Cincinnati and lots of other places too. But those of us inside the Beltway get a break you don't...that's because for the next month...until after Labor Day, tens of thousands of the people who at times make this such a toxic town are away back with the folks who sent them here in the first place.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce , August recess , continuing resolution , FERS , early retirement

Monday - 08/06/2012, 02:00am EDT

In Depth interviews - July 31

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Tom Shoop , Al Burman , Barry Pavel , GAO , Labor Department , defense contractors , acquisitions , management

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 03:28pm EDT
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