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Next battle starts for feds
Story: The fight for the 2012 budget started with a Republican plan that includes a three-year freeze on federal salaries and a 10 percent workforce reduction through attrition.
What's next: The federal workforce won't be off the chopping block anytime soon as lawmakers try to cut spending.
Shutdown threat abates, for now
Story: At the last minute, a budget deal for fiscal 2011 ended the prospect of a government shutdown. But more hazards lie ahead.
What's next: Debates over the federal debt ceiling and the fiscal 2012 budget could easily bring shutdown talk back to the fore.
Agencies score with mobile apps
Story: Agencies are embracing mobile apps and providing information, such as items allowed on airplanes, and emergency alerts.
What's next: There are 31 federal agency mobile apps available and more coming. The public wins on this one.
Feds don't care for punching-bag status
Story: FCW readers sound off on being in the cross-hairs of seemingly every budget-cutting proposal in Congress.
What's next: The perception of federal employment as a risky proposition is already affecting recruiting and retention. Reducing the workforce by 10 percent might not take that long.
Michael Hardy is the online managing editor of FCW. Connect him on Twitter: @MichaelHardyFCW.