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Is defense sequestration rhetoric overblown?

David Berteau, senior vice president and director of the International Security Program and Ryan Crotty, a research associate with the CSIS Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group, joined Francis Rose for Pentagon Solutions. According to their research, the effect of sequestration on the defense budget may not be as catastrophic as Pentagon leaders have conjectured.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Pentagon Solutions , CSIS , DoD , sequestration , budget , defense budget , David Berteau , Ryan Crotty , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 05:05pm EST
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Omnibus deal not end of agencies' budget worries

After seven short-term spending bills and three threats of a government shutdown this calendar year, Congress is ready to pass a spending deal with a Friday midnight deadline. But today's expected passage of an omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2012, which started Oct. 1, is not the end of federal managers' budget worries.

Tags: Steve Bell , Bipartisan Policy Center , budget , Federal Drive , Congress , Bush tax cuts

Friday - 12/16/2011, 10:37am EST
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House bill reduces federal workforce to avoid defense cuts

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee introduced a bill that cuts 10 percent of the federal workforce to avoid the first year of automatic cuts to the Defense Department.

Tags: Buck McKeon , House , Congress , DoD , budget , sequestration , deficit reduction

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 08:56am EST
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Cutting deficits harder than just talking about it

Lawmakers are poised to spend $120 billion or so to renew a Social Security tax cut that averaged just under $1,000 per household this year.

Tags: John Boehner , Barack Obama , budget , Joe Biden , Robert Reischauer , Congressional Budget Office , Howard McKeon , social security tax cut

Sunday - 12/04/2011, 12:10am EST

Van Hollen: Federal employees not scapegoats

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said he's disappointed in the supercommittee's failure to reach a deal, and he called the looming automatic cuts launched by the sequester "draconian." If the deepest cuts are enacted about 8 to 9 percent in cuts to annual agency budgets feds should prepare for the worst, he said.

Tags: Chris Van Hollen , budget , sequestration , Congress , House , Senate , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 01:26pm EST
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Passage of NASA budget proves Congress capable of tough decisions

Future investments in science and technology projects may be at stake if Congress doesn't reduce the federal deficit, Maryland lawmakers said at a townhall at NASA's Goddard Space Center. Nonetheless, the center emerged a winner in 2012 budget negotiations, with full funding for its James Webb Space Telescope.

Tags: NASA , Congress , budget , Goddard Space Center , James Webb Space Telescope , Barbara Mikulski , Steny Hoyer , Emily Kopp , Donna Edwards , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 08:11pm EST
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Do you have 'Sequestration Anxiety?'

Furloughs, layoffs, more buyouts and shrinking pay and benefits. Those have all heightened the awareness of "Sequestration Anxiety," Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive magazine, said in an interview on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Tom Shoop , Government Executive , In Depth , Francis Rose , budget , Congress , sequestration

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 07:02pm EST
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Exclusive: Gordon stresses future continuity as he prepares to leave

OFPP Administrator Dan Gordon looks back on his tenure highlighting the successes of his office. Gordon will become the associate dean of contracts law at The George Washington University in January. He said improvements to the acquisition workforce and the implementation of strategic sourcing are among his accomplishments.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition workforce , acquisition policy , Dan Gordon , OFPP , FAI , DAU , strategic sourcing , GSA , budget , George Washington University , insourcing , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/28/2011, 05:08am EST
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Post-supercommittee, Congress behind on budget work

With the failure of the supercommittee tasked with cutting $1.2 trillion from the federal deficit to strike a deal, Congress is back to square one, said David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing in an interview on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , David Hawkings , CQ Roll Call

Monday - 11/28/2011, 06:21pm EST
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FLEOA warns against severe law enforcement cuts

The warning comes a week after the failed negotiations by the deficit reduction supercommittee. Without a deal, automatic across-the-board cuts of $1.2 trillion are set to begin in January 2013.

Tags: FLEOA , Jon Adler , law enforcement , budget , Congress , Federal Drive

Monday - 11/28/2011, 09:51am EST
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