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Gerry Connolly: Pending Budget Talks Create Uncertainty for Contractors

Rep. Gerry Connolly, (D-Va.), said uncertainty over spending cuts due to sequestration could have an “insidious” impact on contractors, taxpayers and government employees, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jack Moore writes Congress is fast approaching deadlines to decide on pay raise, government funding and the debt ceiling. Connolly told Federal …

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Frank Kendall: Defense Industry to See FY 2014 Sequester Impacts

Frank Kendall, the Defense Department’s top acquisition officer, expects the Pentagon to delay or cancel some programs under sequestration cuts for fiscal year and the defense industry suffering some impacts as a result, the Washington Post reported Monday. Marjorie Censer writes DoD has already reduced operational costs and furloughed civilian …

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Army Wraps Up Cloud Email Move; Michael Krieger Comments

The U.S. Army has completed the migration of its email service to a cloud computing infrastructure, aiming to save $380 million in costs by 2017, the Army Press Service reported Tuesday. Margaret McBride writes the Department of Defense Enterprise Email program resulted from an initiative started two years ago to update …

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Report: Government Furloughs, Sequestration Hurting Contractors

Government contractors are encountering the effects of sequestration as national and state agencies reduce spending on various products and services, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jack Moore writes that executives said their companies are trying to develop business plans and strategies to cope with federal budget uncertainties. The article says …

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Alan Chvotkin: ACA to Change Contract Costs and Bidding Process

Alan Chvotkin, Professional Services Council vice president and general counsel, expects the Affordable Care Act to influence the pricing and bidding process of future contracts, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Melissa Dawkins writes one reform that the ACA will introduce is the “full-time” requirement for employees to work 30 or …

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Contractor Roles Restricted Under DoD Furloughs, Official Says

The Defense Department’s assistant secretary for readiness and force management has reminded defense managers to avoid using contractor and military personnel to fill in spots held by furloughed civilians, GovExec reported Monday. Charles Clark writes furloughs are slated to start July 8 and quotes Frederick Vollrath as saying any attempt …

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