Federal News Countdown: Lingering morale problems, NSA controversy

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:

  • John Palguta, vice president, Partnership for Public Service
  • Mark Forman, Government Transaction Services

John Palguta’s stories:

#3 2014 Brings More Changes to Federal Pay and Benefits (Government Executive)


#2 Lawmakers put finishing touches on spending bill (Federal News Radio)

#1 For federal employees, 2014 won’t be as bad as 2013, but morale problems linger (The Washington Post)

Mark Forman’s stories:

#3 Analysis: What the decline in bid protests really means (Federal News Radio)

#2 Hettinger strives to restore confidence, reinvigorate TechAmerica (Federal News Radio)

#1 Behind-the-scenes, White House preoccupied by NSA surveillance controversy (The Washington Post)