The opportunities in federal IT remain viable as IT funding passes through the heavy cuts to agency operations.
Congress has approved a continuing resolution to fund the government until March 18, temporarily staving off fears of employee furloughs resulting from a government shutdown this Friday.
The Coast Guard is looking for savings from contractors and reduced IT support to shift resources to its operations.
It now seems likely that a feared government shutdown at the end of this week will be averted, but the reprieve is only temporary. If Congress can't agree on a budget deal soon, the threat will return in two weeks.
Most contractors expect to keep working during a government shutdown, but nearly a quarter believe there will be layoffs.
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said described how the government is going to cut $2 billion worth of IT programs. Are your customers' projects on the chopping block?
A Web poll indicates readers don't approve of the direction the Obama administration's proposed fiscal 2012 budget would take the country.
Army's proposed budget emphasizes force maintenance and modernization.
Obama wants to reform IT management by leveraging the sheer size of the government as a buyer to get better prices for common IT.
The Obama administration is taking on several initiatives to keep IT projects in line with its goals as it introduces its fiscal 2012 budget proposal.