The High Cost of Sequestration

Belt Tightening

This week, the Pentagon sent out furlough notices to 680,000 civilian employees, which will cut $237 million from the Virginia economy and hundreds of millions more. With record-setting stock market highs and national debt reduction, is sequestration worth its cost?

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Daily Headlines: 05/28/13

Daily News

And, now … the news: In March 2013, DCAA issued instructions to clarify per diem rates for Contractors … Government internal guidelines call for two ceilings: one for lodging and a separate one for meals and incidentals (M&I). However, Contractor

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Daily Headlines: 05/22/13

Daily News

Our top stories today are … 13 months after taking on the job of acting GSA Administrator … Dan Tangherlini has been nominated by President Obama to take the job permanently. You may recall that Tangherlini’s first task was to

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Daily Headlines: 05/16/13

Daily News

Today’s headlines have a decidedly legal tone: A House investigation determined that the 1,334 small contractors were due $3 million that was unpaid over the past five years … The shortfall comes from contract minimums that were legally owed but

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Will Big Data Change the World?

Big-Data

In hindsight, we all recognize ideas that changed the world: the printing press, gasoline engines, air flight, etc. We may be on the cusp of another. Our increasing ability to manipulate huge data files is going to change virtually everything.

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