Pitfalls to avoid in a down market

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.

$130M up for grabs in DOE research grants

Breakthroughs in biofuels, rare earth alternatives and solar power electronics are just some of the areas DOE will focus on.

Federal IT spending to increase 5 percent, analyst says

Market research firm Input estimates annual federal IT budget will rise 5 percent annually despite proposed freeze in discretionary spending.

Defense industry's confidence shaken by budget battles

The continuing resolutions paralyzed defense spending for months, and the damage remains even after the budget passes.

What will the budget impact be on DOD?

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.

Obama to wield scalpel not hatchet for budget

President Obama has proposed across-the-board spending cuts tied to the debt, but left unclear the impacts on IT, workforce and other programs.

Agencies recover from shutdown threat

The government held conferences, federal websites were running, and agencies were tweeting as normal today after a government shutdown was averted.

Shutdown, furloughs averted at the 11th hour

Averting a government shutdown at almost literally the 11th hour, Congressional leaders reached agreement on the fiscal 2011 budget.

GSA plans would ease effects of shutdown, administrator says

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.

What your customers face if the shutdown comes

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.

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