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DoD acquisition programs remain alive, but sequestration damage is real

Virtually every one of DoD's acquisition programs took a hit from sequestration in the first year of sequestration, officials from each of the military services told lawmakers this week. But the next few years of the 10-year spending restrictions could be much more painful, especially if Congress doesn't return to the process of enacting regular appropriations bills.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Congress , government shutdown , Army , Navy , Air Force , Sean Stackley , Heidi Shyu , William LaPlante , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/25/2013, 03:46am EDT
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Army faces era of 'dynamic uncertainty' due to CR, sequestration

Army officials say the service is facing uncertainty times after weathering a series of continuing resolutions, sequestration and a partial government shutdown. Meanwhile, a new round of automatic budget cuts may be on the horizon if Congress doesn't pass a new budget come January.

Tags: Army , budget , continuing resolution , DoD , AUSA conference , Ray Odierno , Raymond Chandler , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive , government shutdown

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 04:33pm EDT

Federal courts about to run out of cash, ABA president says

Federal courts are using money from filing fees and long-term appropriations to stay open during the shutdown, but that money is about to run out. Jim Silkenat, American Bar Association president, says Congress needs to pass a budget that addresses the costs of the shutdown and sequestration.

Tags: Jim Silkenat , American Bar Association , Judiciary , Federal Courts , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , furloughs , government shutdown

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 01:28pm EDT
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Morin paints challenging way ahead for Air Force's audit readiness

Jamie Morin, the outgoing comptroller and President Barack Obama's nominee to be DoD's second director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office, told lawmakers Thursday that the Air Force would struggle to meet the 2014 financial management deadline. Jo Ann Rooney, the nominee to be undersecretary of the Navy, said furloughs from sequestration and the government shutdown have delayed progress on several programs.

Tags: management , Congress , DoD , Jo Ann Rooney , Jamie Morin , Michael Lumpkin , financial management , audit readiness , Carl Levin , John McCain , Senate Armed Services Committee , acquisition , government shutdown , Jason Miller , Air Force , Navy

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 06:27pm EDT
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All things Events

Monica Mayk Parham, marketing director for Market Communications and Joyce Bosc, president and owner of Boscobel Marketing Communications, will discuss how budget constraints and travel restrictions are affecting attendence at government events.
October 7, 2013

Tags: acquisition , budget cuts , Events , event planning , travel restrictions , Market Connections, Inc. , Joyce Bosc , Boscobel Marketing , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , Monica Mayk Parham

Monday - 10/07/2013, 11:42pm EDT
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The contractor perspective on federal government issues

Stan Soloway and Robin Lineberger from the Professional Services Council, join host Debra Roth to discuss how sequestration and other issues are affecting contractors.
October 4, 2013

Tags: acquisition , contracting , workforce , Tony Vergnetti , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , government shutdown , Robin Lineberger , Fed Talk

Friday - 10/04/2013, 08:42pm EDT
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Sequestration causing backups at DoD repair depots

Army and Marine Corps officials are citing cutbacks to the workforce at government-operated facilities that repair military equipment as the reason for less equipment getting back in the hands of warfighters.

Tags: DoD , Army , Marine Corps , furlough , William Faulkner , Raymond Mason , management , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 05:31am EDT
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Air Force warns industry to expect delayed acquisition decisions

The Air Force says budget uncertainty will mean a lot of delayed contracting decisions in the first portion of 2014. Meanwhile, the service is hurriedly trying to spend every last dollar in its 2013 procurement accounts.

Tags: Air Force , acquisition , budget , continuing resolution , DoD , Richard Lombardi , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/27/2013, 11:40am EDT
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Weapons and budget cuts

On this week's edition of Bgov's Capital Impact show, host Allen Scott looks at the Air Force's budget problems and the effect of sequestration on weapons systems.

Tags: Kevin Brancato , Allen Scott , BGOV , Capital Impact , Air Force , weapons systems

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 02:39pm EDT

Coburn asks for details on year-end spending spree

OMB Director Sylvia Burwell received a letter from Sen. Tom Coburn earlier this month asking for the facts and figures on how agencies are spending acquisition funds in the fourth quarter.

Tags: Tom Coburn , fiscal year 2013 , contracting , acquisition , management , financial management , OMB , Sylvia Burwell , budget , Congress , Senate , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 11:31am EDT
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