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?

How long can we operate without a budget?

Congress's inability to pass budgets is becoming dangerous. One lawmaker's proposal could be the solution, but does it stand a chance?

From top DOD brass, more warnings against sequester cuts

Defense Secretary Panetta warns cuts could result in massive defense industrial base losses that would harm the U.S. economy.

OMB wants 10% budget cuts, warns of tough year ahead

The Obama administration issued new instructions to agency and department heads that warned of a "difficult year" ahead for budget cuts.

Potential debt limit fallout paints bleak picture for feds, contractors

If Congress fails to raise the government's debt limit before the Aug. 2 deadline, the federal government would face an unprecedented situation and federal employees are bound to be affected.

Budget crunch makes GSA popular

GSA Administrator Martha Johnson is getting an unprecedented amount of phone calls from agency leaders who want money-saving options.

Lockheed Martin announces more job cuts

Defense contractor announced June 30 that it will cut an additional 1,500 jobs from its airplane-making sector.

Big 3 defense contractors feel axe of 1,000 cuts

Three major defense contractors in the Washington, D.C., region will be handing out pink slips until July.

Dell ‘very bullish’ on buying more companies to boost fed sales

Despite tight federal budgets during the next several years, Dell Computer Corp. will continue to acquire companies to further deepen its footprint as a government services provider. And it has $15 billion in cash to do so.

$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.

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.

Annual budgets: Rethinking a legacy of the Cold War

Defense and civilian officials have urged and urged Congress to give them a little more flexibility from the rigid budget cycle.

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.

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.

$20B in IT projects need more oversight

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

Shutdown redux: Early proposals rejected

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

Government shutdown could get postponed

It now seems likely that a feared government shutdown at the end of this week will be averted, but the reprieve is only temporary. If Congress can't agree on a budget deal soon, the threat will return in two weeks.

OMB puts $2B in IT spending on the chopping block

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said described how the government is going to cut $2 billion worth of IT programs. Are your customers' projects on the chopping block?

House panel proposes steep funding cuts for agencies

The House Appropriations Committee has mapped out its spending blueprint, including proposing double-digit cuts for some federal agencies.

What the Brits can teach us about collaboration

To combat its budget woes, the U.K. has increased communications between industry and government. Should we follow its example?

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