The budget squeeze coupled with a bill to change the small-business targets add up to a challenge for contracting officers.
House Speaker Boehner insists that only spending cuts should be involved in avoiding sequestration.
Bills failed in 2012 in part for fear that businesses would object. Now a senator's survey suggests that private sector attutudes may be more nuanced.
Few people think sequestration will be averted a second time, and preparation is underway at the Defense Department.
Legislation would codify and strengthen a presidential memo from 2011.
While his controversial statements on homosexuals and Israel are more widely known, the Defense secretary nominee may also have to answer for what he has said about the DOD budget.
An online tool allows the public to contribute to the debate on federal budge priorities.
Committee hearing covers redundant systems, failed programs and lapses in oversight, all of which contribute to billions in misspent funds.
Democratic bill co-sponsored by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.)would return efforts to pass comprehensive cybersecurity legislation to the Senate's front burner.
Resuming an effort he started last year, Darrell Issa is pushing legislation centered on improvements to technology acquisition.
Change in contract threshold allows agencies to consider more contracts for set-aside.
Across-the-board cuts on March 1 would hit Congress as well -- though one key line item would remain untouched.