Kevin Brancato

  • Ship competition may offer Navy a buying model for the future

    Lockheed Martin and Austal are currently building 55 Littoral Combat Ships for the Navy. Kevin Brancato, a defense analyst for BGov and author of the report, “‘Real Competition’ for The Littoral Combat Ship,” discusses how the Navy’s competition between the two contractors may serve as a model for future acquisitions.

  • Budget Control Act unclear about how to make DoD sequestration cuts

    BCA does not specify how those cuts would be implemented. One interpretation is every program is cut by the same amount, which would be by about 13 percent. The other interpretation of the act is the overall spending would have to be reduced by 13 percent and the Pentagon could pick and choose the programs to cut, said Kevin Brancato, a defense analyst for Bloomberg Government.

  • September Defense spending spree takes on new urgency

    The Office of Management and Budget estimates that $83.5 billion in previous years’ Department of Defense funds will remain unobligated on Sept. 30, the end of fiscal 2012, reports Kevin Brancato and Robert Levinson of Bloomberg Government.

  • Ranking top government contractors; threat of sequestration

    This week on Bloomberg Government’s Capital Impact show, results from a new BGov analysis that shows federal contract spending is slumping. Plus, how defense contractors may be able to protect some revenue from sequestration.

  • Planning for sequestration; Corporate money & candidates

    On this week’s Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, defense analysts examine which types of contractors would be most affected by sequestration. Plus, how are corporations spending money on the presidential election?

  • Federal Drive interviews – Aug. 2

    BGov’s Kevin Brancato explains how tight budgets are reversing a trend from best-value to best- price in government contracting. And the GAO looks at the effectiveness of food recalls.

  • The Ryan budget, sequestration, and mobile apps

    On this week’s Capital Impact show, guests discuss how the Paul Ryan budget plan would affect federal spending, how NASA would be affected by sequestration, and two new mobile apps for this year’s Democratic and Republican conventions. August 16, 2012

  • Federal Drive interviews – September 18

    BGov analyst Kevin Brancato discusses sequestration’s effects on the Defense Department. Federal employment attorney John Mahoney discusses what feds should consider when making the move to leave their agency and find another job.

  • Sequestration update and Super-PAC’s, how much money is enough?

    On this week’s Bloomberg Government Capital Impact, analysts discuss OMB’s sequestration report and how highway funding is affected. Plus, how much money are Super-Pacs spending on this year’s presidential election. September 20, 2012

  • Continuing resolution, Harriers, Israeli technology & prescription drug shortages

    On this week’s Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will talk about what’s next for sequestration, options for repairing the Harrier jet, technology that Israel could use to respond to the Iranian nuclear threat, and why certain medications may be in short supply. October 4, 2012