DHS plans $8B spending spree by Sept. 30

The Homeland Security Department has more than half of its IT budget yet to obligate in fiscal 2012.

Budget stalemate continues on Capitol Hill

The Obama administration has given a framework to avoid the looming sequestration, but House Republicans say the proposals won't pass in either chamber. What now?


Feds' focus on margins puts industrial base at risk

Reducing government costs is in everyone's best interest, writes Stan Soloway, but too much emphasis on cutting margins will only hurt government and industry in the long run.


Has industry moved past the fear and angst of budget cuts?

Companies have done a lot to prepare for the coming budget cuts and it is starting to show.

GSA acting administrator vows tougher scrutiny of events

Agency leadership wants focus to stay on efficiency and cost-savings as GSA cancels several events and reviews its conference guidelines.

Where's the gold in the federal market?

They aren't easy to find, but there are still rich opportunities in the federal market. Do you know where to look?


Are we heeding or ignoring lessons of 1989?

The defense budget draw down of the late 1980s offers important lessons of what to do and not do with today's budget crisis.

Does the 2013 budget stand a snowball's chance?

The outlook is gloomy for 2012 and beyond and little action is expected from Congress on pressing budget issues.

Are contractors at risk of a flame out?

In today's market, growth is slowing and profits are had by cutting costs. How long can that trend continue?


Are you ready for a tougher 2013 market?

For IT contractors, 2012 will lay the groundwork for an even more intense 2013.

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