2012 Budgets Finally Coming Into Focus
December 22, 2011 1 Comment
Congress has agreed on, and the president has signed, an omnibus bill funding those parts of the federal government not covered by the earlier “minibus.” It’s a lean discretionary budget, even at slightly more than $1 trillion. DoD is up 1 percent (not counting appropriations for Iraq and Afghanistan operations). Civilian agencies are flat. The budget conforms to last August’s agreement over deficit control.
The good news is that this year’s budget settlement comes many months earlier than last year’s, meaning contractors and your federal customers have more time to plan for and acquire products and services needed to support new initiatives for fiscal 2012.
Read this issue of our Public Sector Business Alert to learn how to find new opportunities despite the tight budget.