Federal News Countdown: Spending bill, American whiskey

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:

  • Jim Williams of Schambach & Williams Consulting, LLC
  • Lee Dougherty, leader of the government contracting practice at General Counsel PC

Jim Williams’ stories:

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#3 Obama revamps U.S. surveillance (Politico)


#2 What You need to know about the new Internet rules (Nextgov)

#1 Senate passes $1 trillion spending bill (USA Today)

Lee Dougherty’s stories:

#3 DHS has lent border drones hundreds of times (Federal News Radio)

#2 American whiskeymaker Beam to be acquired by Japan’s Suntory (The Washington Post)

#1 Federal Contracts Plunge, Squeezing Private Companies (The New York Times)