Executives reassess how to grow during tough times

Among the budget delays and economic worries, government contractors are still finding opportunities for growth. But they also are focused on controlling costs and investing in infrastructure.

DOD revises cyber budget upward by $1 billion

To buoy network security adequately, the Defense Department is requesting another $1 billion to cover activities previously left out.

$20B in IT projects need more oversight

The federal government must strengthen its oversight of IT spending, a Government Accountability Office official said.

Contractors, customers both hurt by short-term budget extensions

The federal government has been operating under temporary funding measures since October, leaving many agencies and contractors in limbo in terms of spending and planning for the current fiscal year.

DOD's shutdown plan for military, civilians detailed in guidance

In the face of a federal shutdown, the Defense Department has outlined a contingency plan in a draft memo.

Fiscal crisis creates unique business opportunity

Now is the time to move beyond rhetoric and into action by forming true partnerships with government.

2012 IT spending poised to survive aggressive cuts

An IT budget expert says IT spending will weather the budget crisis, but the debate on the 2011 budget will set the tone for 2012.

Shutdown redux: Early proposals rejected

The Senate has rejected two separate spending proposals. Now the clock is ticking again toward a possible government shutdown.

The month that was

A roundup of the top contracting news and events of the last 30 days.

Government shutdown threatens small businesses

Because of their reliance on contracts and fewer cash reserves, small businesses face a high level of risk during a shutdown. What can they do to protect themselves?

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