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Randolph Walerius — Editor, Bloomberg Government
The cuts that sequestration would force on the federal government may not save your agency as much money as Congress thinks. And some other unintended consequences may show up as a result of across-the-board spending cuts.
Randy Walerius, an editor at Bloomberg Government, has examined the numbers particularly focusing on physical capital investment. He discusses the impacts of sequestration.
Tammy Flanagan — Senior Benefits Director, National Institute of Transition Planning
The Office of Personnel Management has reported making progress on the backlog of retirement claims that has long plagued the agency.
But the pile of claims they’re dealing with is bound to get bigger. And if your agency finds itself having to do reductions-in-force in addition to buyouts and early-outs, you’ll make better decisions if you’re prepared.
This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily DoD Report. For more defense news, click here.
Amb. David Smith — Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
The Senate will work on cybersecurity legislation next week after literally years of trying to get to a vote. The good news is, it will probably pass the Senate. The bad news is, the House is nowhere near ready to go to conference on cyber legislation.