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Higher Taxes Will Lead to New Spending

The fiscal cliff, a combination of automatic budget cuts and tax increases set to take effect at the beginning of 2013, has dominated the news since the 2012 Presidential election.  The effect of going off the cliff would be detrimental to the U.S....

CAGW Staff January 4, 2013
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Tanking the Taxpayers

The hundreds of millions of dollars in earmarks that Congress has approved for upgrades to the M1 Abrams are so “vital” for national security that the Department of Defense (DOD) has more than 2,000 of the tanks parked in a California desert.

Sean Kennedy January 4, 2013
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CAGW’s Top Technology and Telecommunications Issues for 2013

The technology and telecommunications industries are vital and innovative sectors of the U.S. economy.  Advances in these fields have a positive impact on other industries such as health care, education, transportation, and services.

Deborah Collier January 4, 2013
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Sandy Relief Bill is a Disaster

On November 18, 2012, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) told Politico that spending cuts triggered by the “fiscal cliff” projected to take effect on January 1 would be “devastating,” and...

CAGW Staff January 4, 2013
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GSA bats .333 on cloud security authorizations

In June 2012, Government Computer News reported that GSA hoped to have three cloud service providers approved for provisional authorizations to operate by the end of 2012. Batting .333 towards achievement of this goal, the General Services...

Deborah Collier January 2, 2013
Press Release

CAGW Publishes "2012 Federal Cloud Review"

CAGW Publishes "2012 Federal Cloud Review"

William Flores Jr. December 20, 2012
Press Release

CAGW Releases January WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release:

William Flores Jr. December 20, 2012
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Defense Waste: The Final Frontier

As the country careens toward the automatic year-end program cuts and expiration of tax breaks labeled “the fiscal cliff,” Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has been on the offensive, releasing reports in consecutive months highlighting wasteful spending in...

Sean Kennedy December 14, 2012
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No Last-Minute Delivery on Postal Reform

The United States Postal Service (USPS) announced on November 15, 2012 that in fiscal year (FY) 2012, which ended on September 30, the agency lost a record $15.9 billion.  In June, 2012 at a PostalVision 2020 conference in Washington, Postmaster...

Leslie Paige December 14, 2012
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Identity Fraud Hits Taxpayers in the Wallet

For many years, it has been clear that identity theft is a grave threat to the fiscal sovereignty of millions of Americans. For its victims, many of whom are saddled with the new and unwelcome full-time job of battling fraudulent credit card charges...

CAGW Staff December 14, 2012
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More Oversight Needed for our Veterans

On January 24, 2011, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued a report detailing the improper benefits given to disabled veterans. The report discussed temporary 100 percent benefits, which the...

CAGW Staff December 14, 2012
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Two Different Worlds: Public vs. Private Sector Compensation

Despite the popular belief that federal employees are underpaid public servants, the data tells a very different story. When all of the factors that affect compensation are accounted for, there is significant evidence that federal employees make...

CAGW Staff December 14, 2012

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