Opinion

Why the Fed can’t stop prices from going up anytime soon – but may have more luck over the long term

The Fed faces the challenge of tamping down inflation while avoiding a recession.

Contractors seek voice in how to collect back taxes

While the Treasury Dept. is on the hunt for federal contractors with back taxes, industry wants to be engaged in the process too.

Carlyle Group files for $100M IPO

The Carlyle Group files documents with the SEC to sell shares to the public.

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.

Companies struggle to prepare for default crisis

Our experts offer advice on what might happen next and how to prepare if the debt-ceiling crisis continues.

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.

DISA plans Oracle Financials project

The Defense Information Systems Agency is gathering data on at least five task areas for a project to implement Oracle Financials.

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.

How to make reverse auctions even better

Steve Kelman advises FedBid on how to enhance the value of its reverse auction service.

Oracle-Sun deal still causing pain

When Oracle Corp. completed its $7 billion purchase of Sun Microsystems in January 2010, changes were expected. But what move still is still causing pain for its resellers?

Equifax targets federal market with new strategy

Equifax, known primarily as a credit reporting company, has launched a new strategy that targets agencies and systems integrators that will need its fiscal and identity management services.

State CIOs want bigger role in health IT opportunity

State CIOs can play a critical role in deployment of health IT, according to a new report.

Feds OK $1.2B for health IT initiatives

Federal health officials are distributing $1.2 billion in economic stimulus law funding to state agencies and nonprofits to advance adoption of health information technology.

RFPs in the works for health exchange networks

The SSA is on track to award $24 million in contracts to help health care providers link to the Nationwide Health Information Network.

OMB to agencies: Start contractor reforms

OMB issued three memos today that outline $40 billion in savings on contract spending. It told agencies to cut seven percent from their budgets for contractors.

Feds announce billions available for broadband grants

Vice President Biden announced that $4 billion worth of broadband grants and loans are now available under the recovery act.

Eye on M&A

Private equity deals in the government services market are coming fast and are good news for the foundering economy.

Federal contractors need the right stuff for success

Federal contractors must have strong attributes and depth to succeed amid slowing discretionary federal spending.

OMB Web site charts government IT spending

A new Web site launched by OMB lets the public see how agencies are spending money on information technology.

Contractor needed to upgrade Recovery.gov

The oversight board for economic stimulus spending is looking for a vendor to create Version 2.0 of the Recovery.gov Web site.

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