Among the major priorities of the 113th Congress will be to approve agency budgets. But Bill Dougan, the president of the National Federation of Federal Employees, says Congress and the White House also shouldn’t make federal employees have to wait for a raise.
Buying-for-value vs. buying-for-price is a problem the Defense Department is trying to address as part of its Better Buying Power 2.0 guidance. Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, says the dichotomy between cost and value will intensify in 2013 as getting the most for their money drives agency procurement.
Customs and Border Protection Agents are under attack. But the weapons the bad guys use are green — as in money. Rebecca Gambler, acting director for Homeland Security and Justice Issues at the Government Accountability Office, joins In Depth to discuss the findings of a recent report on corruption in the CBP ranks.
Jenny Mattingley Director of Government Affairs Shaw Bransford & Roth
The debate over pay and benefits for public-sector jobs vs. their private-sector counterparts will surely continue into 2013. Jenny Mattingley, director of government affairs at Shaw Bransford & Roth says agencies will also continue to focus on reforming the civil service this year.