Congressional appropriators are nearly done with a spending bill for 2014. That means the Pentagon will become a much clearer market. Kevin Brancato is senior defense analyst at Bloomberg Government. He joins us with the outlook for 2014 defense contracting.
Agencies are wasting hundreds of billions of dollars each year because Congress isn’t doing its job. So says Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.). He says change must start at home if the government is going to control its spending. Federal News Radio’s executive editor Jason Miller has the details on the latest attempt by lawmakers to take on government waste.
John Palatiello President & Owner Business Coalition for Fair Competition
The government buys, and contractors sell. It’s a simple model, except when it isn’t. Sometimes the government competes with industry. The Business Coalition for Fair Competition says the government does some things itself that it ought to buy from companies.
April Stafford Stakeholder Relations Manager U.S. Mint
The U.S. Mint is looking for fresh designs to print. Today is the deadline for artists to apply for a program aimed at diversifying the backs of coins and other currency. April Stafford manages the design selection and approval process for new coins and medals.
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Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-8 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.