The best strategy in a tough market is to focus on core customers and resist the temptation to bid on everything and rush into new markets.
Breakthroughs in biofuels, rare earth alternatives and solar power electronics are just some of the areas DOE will focus on.
Market research firm Input estimates annual federal IT budget will rise 5 percent annually despite proposed freeze in discretionary spending.
The continuing resolutions paralyzed defense spending for months, and the damage remains even after the budget passes.
Defense spending will face significant squeezing just like the rest of the federal government, according to President Obama, but DOD officials question where to make further cuts.
President Obama has proposed across-the-board spending cuts tied to the debt, but left unclear the impacts on IT, workforce and other programs.
The government held conferences, federal websites were running, and agencies were tweeting as normal today after a government shutdown was averted.
GSA Administrator Martha Johnson tells anxious contractors that a government shutdown "would be a real disrupter" but the agency has had plans in place since the last shutdown in 1995 to ease the effects of any new closure.
Averting a government shutdown at almost literally the 11th hour, Congressional leaders reached agreement on the fiscal 2011 budget.
Although President Barack Obama has repeatedly denounced a government shutdown in recent weeks, officials in his administration say they are cognizant that funding for the government expires April 8 and contingency plans are being prepared.