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Congress returns to packed budget agenda, tight deadlines

Congress returns to session this week with a few short months to reach a budget resolution for the new fiscal year starting Oct. 1 and agree on how to avoid the automatic spending cuts of $1.2 trillion over the next decade that will be triggered Jan. 2, 2013, under the Budget Control Act debt limit deal. But don't expect much to get accomplished before the election, say budget experts.

Tags: Steve Bell , Bipartisan Policy Center , Julie Tagen , NARFE , Beth Moten , AFGE , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , pay and benefits , budget , Congress , Budget Control Act , workforce , retirement , Robert Tobias , American University

Monday - 04/16/2012, 11:10am EDT

Sequestration may hit defense industry harder than troops

Sequestration would kill hundreds of thousands of defense industry jobs, the Pentagon warns. Frank Kendall told senators during his nomination hearing to be the DoD acquisition chief that personnel accounts would be shielded so lower-tiered contractors would feel the brunt of cuts.

Tags: DoD , Congress , John McCain , Carl Levin , industry , Budget Control Act , defense industrial base , Frank Kendall , Heidi Shyu , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/30/2012, 05:33am EDT
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A month off (without pay)?

Unless Congress gets on the ball, some federal agencies like the FBI say they might have to furlough employees for a month or more next year. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Is this bluff and drama or the real thing?

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

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 02:00am EDT

Analysis: GOP cuts will only be deeper compared to sequestration

Steve Bell, senior director of the Economic Policy Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin that unless something dramatic happens the budget will have about $1 trillion for the next 10 years.

Tags: budget , Steve Bell , Bipartisan Policy Center , Federal Drive , deficit , House , Congress , Paul Ryan

Monday - 03/19/2012, 11:26am EDT
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SES mobility not 'musical chairs'

Host Mike Causey will talk career mobility with Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Service. Federal Times Senior Writers Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly will talk about how pending legislation in Congress will affect your pay and benefits.
March 14, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , Senior Executives Service , Carol Bonasaro , Federal Times , Sean Reilly , Stephen Losey , retirement , budget battle , USPS , Budget Control Act , pay freeze , Mike Causey , Your Turn with Mike Causey , buyouts , downsizing

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 11:19pm EDT
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House Armed Services chair says he will reverse DoD cuts

Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said Wednesday that his committee's 2013 DoD authorization bill will undo Defense spending cuts the Pentagon has already proposed.

Tags: DoD , House Armed Services Committee , Buck McKeon , Budget Control Act , TRICARE , DoD budget , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 03:00pm EDT

The federal budget and contracting

Deltek Chief Knowledge Officer Ray Bjorklund discusses how contractors will be affected by the new federal budget.
March 6, 2012

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Ray Bjorklund , Deltek , federal budget , contract duplication , GSA , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 06:55pm EST
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Sequestration and DoD

Jonathan Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates Inc., joins host Roger Waldron to talk about a number of federal procurement issues.
February 28, 2012(Encore presentation May 29, 2012)

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Jonathan Etherton , Etherton and Associates , federal budget , DoD , technical data , fixed price contracts , stystems development , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 08:29pm EST
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White House doesn't support sequestration, sees it as forcing function

The 2013 budget request reduces half of the agency's discretionary spending. All agencies could face deeper cuts if Congress and the administration don't agree on a plan for deficit reduction in the next 11 months.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , OMB , White House , 2013 budget , discretionary spending , Jason Miller , Gene Sperling

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 05:34am EST
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Raises, bases are potential victims of DoD budget cuts

The Pentagon begins the process of revealing its budget plan for fiscal year 2013. The proposal includes the scaling back of several weapons systems, savings on personnel costs, along with an assurance from top DoD officials that even though the military will be smaller, it will be more agile and more capable.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , reversibility , efficiencies , Budget Control Act , strategic guidance , Leon Panetta , James Winnefeld , Martin Dempsey , pay and benefit , workforce , Jared Serbu , On DoD , retirement , TRICARE , acquistion workforce , budget , Robert Hale , BRAC , IT efficiencies

Friday - 01/27/2012, 11:31am EST
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