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Larry Allen — President of Allen Federal Business Partners
The Boy Scouts motto is “be prepared” and that’s exactly what federal contractors should follow to handle the across-the board budget cuts, known as sequestration, set to take effect in January. Even though the size of the potential budget cuts won’t be a sign of the Apocalypse, they do require some advanced planning.
While political pressure has turned the budgets into a big guessing game, Larry Allen, the president of Allen Federal Business Partners, discusses whether there are any surefire ways contractors can prepare.
Julie Tagen — Legislative Director, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
Since budgets are tight and getting tighter, agencies are using technology to maximize efficiency and cut costs.
The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic is hosting its 2012 Industry Forum via webinar, in part to save on costs.
Tom Barstow, the deputy operations officer of NAVFAC Atlantic, discusses the forum and the growing use of webinars instead of traditional conferences.
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Bob Clarke — Project lead for ACT-IAC federal succession planning study
Your agency has a plan in place to fill any vacancies that pop up when employees leave their careers. When the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) looked into whether or not these plans were any good, they found for the most part human capital officers have a system that works.
But ACT-IAC also found that many IT managers don’t even know these programs exist. Bob Clarke, the project lead for the study, discusses findings from the report.