How tight can your belt get?
Well, the federal budget request is out now, and agencies are starting to get a glimpse of how much they'll have to trim if the request passes as is.
The problem is that it almost certainly won't. Once Congress starts working on it, expect even more severe cost-cutting measures to be added. Republicans and Democrats alike seem to agree that government spending needs to decrease; the arguments are over how much, and from where the money will come.
Are you getting rumblings in your agency about fiscal 2012, and beyond? What are you hearing?
Posted on Feb 16, 2011 at 7:25 PM