Deal reached to avert shutdown with only hours to spare

A late-night deal avoided a partial government shutdown, the fifth such occasion this year.


What's your 2012 New Year's resolution?

The new year will require contractors to be proactive to stay competitive.

How bad was fiscal 2011?

Industry leaders share their insights on what fiscal 2011 meant to them and their companies.

Budget cuts won't stop DOD IT spending in 2012, forecast predicts

DOD's appetite for IT expected to be diminished, but still healthy

Lockheed unit trims 250 workers amid cuts in other divisions

In one of several measures to increase what it calls operational efficiency, Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions has trimmed its employee base by 250.

Can fiscal 2012 budget balance cuts and new IT programs?

Federal IT spending requests are slightly ahead of 2011 levels with continuing resolutions and budget cuts competing with cybersecurity, cloud computing and mobile computing requirements, according to immixGroup.

Was fiscal 2011 the best and worst of times?

Contractors saw a year of uncertainty and challenges, but there's relief that it wasn't worse.

Survey: Expect anemic spending growth through 2017

The federal IT market will remain flat or decline slightly during the next five years. Where will the cuts come from?


Normal budgets still two years away

With the economy still shaky and the 2012 elections still to get through, contractors can expect the uncertainty about the flow of spending to continue until at least 2013.

Get used to shutdown risks

A smooth budget process isn't likely anytime soon, but agencies may be getting used to it.

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