Obama signs appropriations bill
President Barack Obama signed the $915 billion appropriations bill on Dec. 23. The latest continuing resolution providing short-term funding had been set to expire that same day.
The fiscal 2012 Consolidated Appropriations Act passed Congress Dec. 17. The legislation contains fiscal 2012 funding for most federal agencies.
A few other agencies had already had their funding set by a "minibus" budget bill that passed in November.
Matthew Weigelt is a former FCW senior writer who covered acquisition and procurement.