2012 Budget

DOD plays for high stakes with acquisition reform bid

Tech initiatives could feel the strain of DOD's tug-of-war between efficiency and spending.

Administration wants millions to expand payment ineligibility portal

The Obama Administration has asked Congress for $10 million to expand and enhance VerifyPayment.gov to avoid $50 billion in improper federal payments.

House passes $690B defense authorization bill

The House passes a bill with nearly $700 billion for defense in fiscal 2012.

Funding asterisk casts shadow over Army e-mail

A House subcommittee hesitates to fund e-mail migration until the Army shows its homework.

Panel could cut defense budget further

The House Appropriations Committee has proposed spending caps for its 12 subcommittees to trim billions of dollars from the fiscal 2012 budget.

Debt limit fight could bring back shutdown specter

House Speaker John Boehner says he wants to see trillions of dollars in spending cuts as part of the legislation to increase the country's debt limit.

Is the federal IT market reason for despair?

Federal agencies will have less ability to hire contractors in coming years, a budgetary reality that has some contractors worried.

IT success on a shoestring: 5 tips

Struggling with IT programs on a shrinking budget? One agency CIO has set five priorities for succeeding at IT management in a time of fiscal restraint.

Buzz Factor: FCW's most-read stories

With the fiscal 2011 budget settled, the 2012 budget now takes center stage.

The real cost of continuing resolutions

As DOD seeks to reduce spending, the Pentagon's top acquisition official says that cutting big-ticket weapons programs won't be enough to generate serious savings.

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