2012 Budget

9 ways the defense bill's passage could affect your job

Provisions in the 2012 defense bill include some measures that will have a big impact this year on contracting, cyber defense, intelligence and the use of cloud.

Obama signs 2012 defense bill into law

The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act receives presidential stamp of approval despite contested measures regarding controversial provision on indefinite detainment of terror suspects.

Obama signs appropriations bill

Government agencies are no longer working on short-term continuing resolutions.

Workforce spared, for now, in tax cut extension

Republican leaders in the House of Representatives announced that they would accept compromise legislation that provides a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut set to expire at the beginning of the year.

Congress funds VA-DOD project despite late request

The omnibus spending bill approved by Congress this week included full funding for a joint Veterans Affairs and Defense department project to develop a single, integrated digital medical record system for soldiers and veterans.

Defense bill threatens data center, enterprise e-mail efforts

The 2012 defense bill contains language that could block DOD-DISA partnerships in cloud and enterprise e-mail.

2012 budget: DHS wins some, loses some

The Homeland Security Department picked up money for cyber protection, but lost dollars in first-responder grants.

House passes fiscal 2012 appropriations bill

Government shutdown crisis almost over with House passage, senators say.

Deal reached to avert shutdown with only hours to spare

A late-night deal avoided a partial government shutdown, the fifth such occasion this year.

Shutdown fatigue sets in

The latest threats for a government shutdown are ringing hollow as Congress tones down the confrontation.

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