How to handle today's austere times

In today's environment, there are plenty of things beyond a company's control, but here are some things you can focus on.

CORRECTION: Budget encourages contractors' political contribution disclosures

Our original story reported incorrectly that the Obama administration's budget request had backed away from the plan to require the reporting political contributions when submitting the bids for contracts. In fact, the opposite is true.

EPA blends cuts with targeted increases

Agency's request increases operating budget for more enforcement and grants to states, but low-interest loan program takes a hit.

What will 2012 do for you?

There are plenty of things to worry about in the coming year, but those same worries just might be opportunities too.

Panetta fires first shot in defense budget showdown

Get ready for the future's leaner Defense Department.

Should contractors fear sequestration?

You bet. As agencies scramble to cut costs under sequestration, contractors should expect to be squeezed too.

Obama plan merges six agencies, may save $3B

President Obama’s slimming down plan would merge SBA, parts of Commerce and other trade and business agencies into one department.

DOD tries to calm industry fears

Despite projected spending decreases, industry will remain the military’s key partner, a top DOD acquisition official says.

Obama, Panetta outline $489B in defense cuts

The administration plans to shift the Pentagon's focus from ground wars to rebuilding and deterrence while preserving innovation and partnership with industry.

Lucrative VA projects get 2012 funding OK

2012 omnibus budget brings millions to VA projects. Where's the money going?

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