Kevin Brancato — Defense Analyst, Bloomberg Government
If sequestration becomes reality, the Office of Management and Budget says it will be bad news for everyone. But it will be worst for the Defense Department. OMB’s new report on sequestration predicts a 9.4 percent budget cut in defense discretionary spending.
John Mahoney — employment attorney, Tulley Rinckey law firm
We’re reaching that time again, when many federal employees start planning their next move. More and more federal workers are becoming eligible to retire and hope to cash-in on their government know-how with a new job. And regardless of who wins the presidential election. Others will decide they’ve had enough. But federal workers can’t just go out and get any old job. Mahoney joins us now in our Legal Loop with some tips on finessing that next move.
John PalgutaVice President for Public Policy. Partnership for Public Service
Congress wants to hold agencies accountable for the way they treat the people they serve. The House passed the Government Customer Service Improvement Act last week and now it heads to the Senate. The bill, if passed, will require agencies to collect feedback and will establish a standard to measure performance. Palguta explains what this could mean for your agency.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.