Federal News Countdown: Shutdown averted, DoD policy bill agreement

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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)

Guests

  • 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)

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#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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