Federal News Countdown: Shutdown averted, DoD policy bill agreement

Joe Jordan, left, president of Public Sector at FedBid and Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton, count down the week’s top stories with Francis Rose, right. (Photo by Michael O’Connell/Federal News Radio)


  • Joe Jordan, President, Public Sector, FedBid; former Administrator of Federal Procurement Policy
  • Robert Shea, Principal, Grant Thornton; former associate director for administration and government performance, Office of Management and Budget

Jordan’s Stories:

#3. DOD hell-bent on keeping non-kosher parts out of the system – (FederalNewsRadio.com)

#2.House, Senate reach accord on DoD policy bill – (FederalNewsRadio.com)

#1. Congress passes continuing resolution, avoids government shutdown – (FederalNewsRadio.com)

Shea’s Stories:

#3. A Better Government, One Tweak at a Time – (The New York Times)

#2. Senior VA executives abused their positions to get plum jobs and perks, watchdog says – (The Washington Post)

and Secret Service official wanted to embarrass congressman – (The Washington Post)

#1 Republicans, White House in Fresh Budget Talks: GOP leaders are negotiating with Obama on two-year budget deal; a stopgap measure is expected to be passed this week – (The Wall Street Journal)

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