Federal News Countdown: Unraveling sequestration

Two experts in the world of the federal government choose and rank the three news stories from the current week that they think are most important to people who work for the federal government. This discussion gives Federal employees and contractors a chance to hear what their peers are thinking about, talking about and dealing with.

Guests on the Federal News Countdown:

  • Dan Chenok, executive director, IBM Center for the Business of Government
  • Jenny Mattingley, director of government affairs, Shaw Bransford and Roth

Dan Chenok’s stories:

Online Chat: Beth Killoran, deputy assistant secretary for Information Technology and chief information officer at HHS, on March 28.

#3 Federal CIO Urges Bold Vision For Government IT (InformationWeek)


#2 Procurement officials explain new normal to contractors (FCW)

#1 Will new budget negotiations unravel the sequestration riddle? (Federal News Radio)

Jenny Mattingley’s stories:

#3 After Government Shutdown, Few Discussing Budget Solutions (Associated Press)

#2 Acting IRS Chief Bemoans Travel and Training Cuts (Government Executive)

#1 Budget Deficit in U.S. Narrows to 5-Year Low on Record Revenue (Bloomberg)