Acquisition

Sequestration makes contractors into 'hostages': Panel

As agencies scramble to cut costs under sequestration, contractors should expect to be squeezed too.

Workforce

How real is the threat of disgruntled feds jumping to industry?

If federal employees can survive the coming tough year, chances are 2013 could bring some relief, one expert says.

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.

Veto threat lingers for defense bill

The Defense Authorization bill is almost ready for the White House, but detainee provisions could trigger a veto.

Why can't the government manage its workforce?

The budget battles of 2011 made it clear that the federal government needs to align its workforce with its mission.

Cybersecurity

2011: One bumpy ride

Innovation got pushed to the back burner as feds faced down pay freezes, shutdowns and budget cuts.

The supercommittee's 'do nothing' path to success

Think the so-called supercommittee failed? Columnist Alan Balutis says you should think again.

What does sequestration really mean for DOD?

The super committee's failure to identify $1.2 trillion in budget cuts was expected to trigger a nightmare for DOD, but is it happening?

IT Modernization

After the executive order: Will IT devices prove their worth?

President Obama's Nov. 9 executive order has a clear intent: To limit the number of IT devices.

Acquisition

How common biases can mess with spending decisions

Three biases often make it difficult for leaders to reach a consensus, writes Decision Lens' Kevin Connor.

Workforce

Feds catch a break from congressional scrutiny

For a brief moment, the pay of contractors, not feds, was the focus of ax-wielding lawmakers.

Is the boss nickel-and-diming your IT operations?

In the current budget environment, employees are likely to pay the price for budget-saving measures.

Innovation vs. austerity: Who wins?

VanRoekel's innovation strategy might not be enough to counter the effects of the coming budget cuts. But then again, maybe it will.

Workforce

Budget cuts won't stop DOD IT spending in 2012, forecast predicts

DOD's appetite for IT expected to be diminished, but still healthy

Could budget cuts inspire true innovation?

Tight budgets will put constraints on agency ambitions, but sometimes a constraint can provide a structure for building something inspired.

DOD has chance to dodge 'doomsday' budget scenario, group says

Spurred by congressional action and military drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan, Defense Department cuts are accelerating and will have significant impact on contractors, according to the TechAmerica Foundation.

VA official outlines 'ruthless' reductions in IT budget cut plan

Printers, desktop computers, mobile devices on the chopping block.

Budget battles reshape debate about military strategy

The possibility of massive cuts to defense spending raises questions about the military’s future.

Workforce

Army struggles to save programs

The Army hopes that by streamlining acquisition and identifying core priorities, it will be able to avoid cancelling major weapons programs, according to top officials.

Workforce

The $16 muffin: Overheated or not, more scrutiny is baking

The hunt for more examples of government waste is on once again, with prey both large and small.

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