Federal News Countdown: Surveillance and a dire budget outlook

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:

  • Ron Marks, George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute
  • Trey Hodgkins, TechAmerica

Ron Marks’ stories:

#3 Wide, wide world of surveillance (The Washington Post)


#2 Big Data Analysis Vs. Government Spending (InformationWeek)

#1 Pentagon buying official forecasts much tougher 2014 for defense contractors (The Washington Post)

Trey Hodgkins’ stories:

#3 OFPP to hold acquisition workers more accountable for training (Federal News Radio)

#2 Why the budget outlook is even worse than you think (FCW)

#1 White House IT officer: NSA not a global business ‘setback’ (Politico)