Posts Tagged: Sequestration

Are budget cuts the real catalyst for Innovation?

Think about this; stability rarely breads innovation. Traditions and norms don’t generate creativity. So keeping that in mind, doesn’t it stand to reason, that severe budget cuts like the ones that the government is currently dealing with, could be the real catalyst for growth and innovation? That’s the hope of Alan Balutis. Balutis is seniorRead… Read more »

What Happens If We Fall Off the Fiscal Cliff?

Ah this “Fiscal Cliff” looming before us! It threatens economic communities, worldwide yet our legislators still find themselves at a stalemate because of campaign promises. So what should we expect in 2013, if we take this dive? Although agencies don’t intend to start employee furloughs on or immediately after January 2nd, don’t think this optionRead… Read more »

Could 1917 Congress Help Solve Sequestration Battle? Plus DorobekINSDIER’s 7 Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Should countries govern the internet? That’s the question the creators of the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai are trying to answer. It’s the only conference of its kind in 24 years. Click here for our full recap. We talk about social media and citizen engagement all the time, butRead… Read more »

The 2012 Election Results: Four Implications for Federal Personnel

By Ken Gold, Director of the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University President Obama’s reelection means that a major assault on federal pay and benefits, which many feared would be a part of a Romney-Ryan administration, will not occur. Nevertheless, there will continue to be long-term pressures to reduce federal spending, and agency budgets andRead… Read more »

Priorities preview for the newly elected – Leadership/Sequestration?

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Finally, there is an online one-stop-shop for human services around the country. Now people who are looking for services ranging from health care support services to food pantries to care for disabled children can type in their zip code and find a range of services in their area within seconds. IfRead… Read more »

The Election’s over – so now what for feds?

“What you will see in the next term is a fundamentally different President. He now understands the business of government,” said Steve Ryan. Ryan heads the office of government strategies at McDermott Will & Emery LLP. He told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program what feds will face in 2013. No Wave “This is theRead… Read more »

OMB Report Doesn’t Deliver on Sequestration Implementation

One of the more worrisome aspects of sequestration has been the lack of transparency in how these massive, across the board cuts will impact projects and programs throughout government. With the recent release of the Office of Management and Budget report, compiled in response to the Sequestration Transparency Act, some of the aggregate impact isRead… Read more »

Sequestration 101 — Do you actually know how it would work?

Be honest. You have heard us all talking/worrying/complaining about the potential for sequestration since August of 2011, but do you actually know how it would work? I, for one, only had a loose understanding of the process. Todd Harrison is a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He gave Chris DorobekRead… Read more »

Could government manage sequestration? – DorobekINSIDER 7 Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Just like sports, government websites should be accessible to everyone. Tips and tools to make it happen. Click here for the full story. Federally Employed Women — they have a new president and an updated mission. We found out what’s on tap and where they are aligning their priorities in thisRead… Read more »

Mapping a Customer’s Journey: An Exercise to Benefit Any Business Selling to Government

As the D.C. business community is dealing with many challenges these days, it is always good to keep all of your customer service capabilities as sharp as possible. With fewer dollars to chase, the competition is getting very stiff and contractors need to embrace new ideas for keeping government customers happy. I recently had theRead… Read more »