Federal News Countdown: Debt limits, shutdown losses

Two experts in the world of the federal government choose and rank the three news stories from the current week that they think are most important to people who work for the federal government. This discussion gives Federal employees and contractors a chance to hear what their peers are thinking about, talking about and dealing with.

Guests on the Federal News Countdown:

  • Jim Williams, senior vice president, Daon
  • Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel, Professional Services Council

Jim Williams’ stories:

#3 Tropical Storm Karen forms between Cuba, Mexico (CNN)


#2 White House meeting yields no progress on shutdown (Federal News Radio)

#1 Debt limit fight would deal economic blow, Treasury says (USA Today)

Alan Chvotkin’s stories:

#3 Senators Praise Performance Chief Nominee’s Private-Sector Experience (Government Executive)

#2 The Deadly Dates of a Debt-Ceiling Standoff (Government Executive)

#1 Contractors juggle millions of dollars in shutdown losses (Washington Business Journal)