Tag Archives: Contractors

Obama Announces Cyber Exec Order In State Of The Union

President Barack Obama signed a widely-anticipated executive order Tuesday aimed at facilitating cybersecurity information sharing between the government and the private sector, Reuters reports. Obama announced the order in his State of the Union address Tuesday, saying the U.S.’ adversaries are seeking to attack the country’s power grid, financial institutions …

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AIA: Sequestration Puts NASA, NOAA Jobs at Risk

A study from the Aerospace Industries Association says sequestration cuts will lead to more than 22,000 job losses at NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, GovExec reports. The study, conducted by George Mason University economics professor Stephen Fuller, said 22,000 contractor positions at NASA and 2,500 jobs at …

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Senate Keeps Contractor, Civilian Cuts in Defense Bill

The Senate will keep proposed cuts to the Defense Department‘s contractor and civilian workforce in its version of the fiscal year 2013 defense bill. Federal News Radio reports the Senate voted 53-41 to strike down an amendment proposed by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) to lift the requirement on the Pentagon …

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Mark Warner: Fiscal Deal Can Reform Tax Rates Lower

In an interview with Federal News Radio, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) said he thinks a deal to avert the fiscal cliff could start with tax rates higher then reform them lower. Warner told the station the more immediate goal is to not get in the way of negotiations between President …

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Fed Worker Unions Ask Congress to Cut Contractor Compensation Cap

Federal employee unions and other groups sent a letter Tuesday to the leaders of the House and Senate Financial Services committees calling for a reduction in the compensation cap for non-Defense Department contractors, GovExec reports. The letter recommends Congress cut the cap from $763,029 to $400,000, according to Kellie Lunney’s report. …

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