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Kedar Pavgi

Digital Producer/Reporter Kedar Pavgi is a digital producer/reporter at Defense One. He joined Government Executive Media Group summer 2012 as an editorial fellow. He previously worked at Foreign Policy magazine, and has written for The Diplomat, The World Politics Review and the Foreign Policy Association. He received his bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, where he studied economics and international relations.
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Pentagon Scales Back Furloughs, Calls for Additional Flexibility

March 28, 2013 Most Defense Department civilians can expect 14 furlough days this year instead of the previously planned 22 days, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel confirmed Thursday, adding that the department needs additional flexibility to respond to across-the-board budget cuts from sequestration. Hagel said a spending measure signed by President Obama this week ...

FAA Issues Guidance on Closing Air Traffic Control Towers

March 27, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday released guidance for contract air traffic control towers facing sequestration-related closures. Companies affected by the termination of air traffic advisory services contracts will have to “determine the status of their employees,” the agency said. FAA employees working at these locations will either continue to ...

Energy Dept. Overpays Contractor Executives

March 27, 2013 An Energy Department official signed off on cushy contractor salaries well above levels specified in department guidance, according to an inspector general report released Wednesday. The Energy official in Oak Ridge, Tenn., approved higher than market rate salaries for 10 contractor executives at URS|CH2M Oak Ridge LLC, the report found. ...

Pentagon Hopes to Reduce Furlough Days

March 26, 2013 Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters Tuesday that the Defense Department was hoping to reduce the number of furlough days required under across-the-board budget cuts from sequestration. Defense announced last Thursday that it was going to delay the issuance of furlough notices for two weeks to analyze how the ...

Raytheon to Cut 200 Jobs

March 26, 2013 Government contractor Raytheon Co. announced Monday that it will lay off 200 employees and combine business divisions in an effort to streamline its operations. The company said it will reorganize into four specific businesses: Intelligence, Information and Services, which will combine the Intelligence and Information Systems and the Technical Services ...

National Guard Accidentally Sends Furlough Notices

March 25, 2013 The National Guard accidentally sent furlough notices to thousands of its members last week, even after the Pentagon ordered a delay, the Associated Press reported. The mistaken notices went to Guard members in up to 21 states and territories, according to AP. The states and territories include Alaska; Arkansas; Connecticut; ...

Businesses Begin Offering Feds Furlough Discounts

March 22, 2013 Worried about how upcoming federal furloughs will hit your wallet? Some retailers are cutting prices to help feds struggling to balance their checkbooks. Federal employees looking to move out of the civil service may want to brush up on their CVs. Employment BOOST, a resume writing service, is offering a ...

Air Force: Fantasy Football Could Help Boost Spirits in Uncertain Times

March 22, 2013 Air Force representatives on Friday stressed that a proposed fantasy football program would not be funded through taxpayer money and is under consideration to help boost morale in the service. Money for the program would come from “revenue-generating morale facilities,” not congressional appropriations, Air Force spokeswoman Lt. Col. Laurel Tingley ...

Pentagon Delaying Furlough Notices for Two Weeks

March 21, 2013 The Defense Department announced on Thursday it would delay notices on civilian furloughs for two weeks to assess the budget impact of legislation approved by Congress to keep government open this year. Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in a statement Defense would be “delaying the issuance” of the notices ...

Air Force Wants Help Running Fantasy Football League

March 21, 2013 This story has been updated with Thursday afternoon developments. The Air Force is looking into building a fantasy football league for personnel, even as deep budget cuts have thousands of its civilians bracing for furlough letters. In a solicitation document posted Tuesday on FedBizOpps, the Air Force Personal Center Services ...