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Breakdown of Agencies, Contract Spending for FY 2012

Some agency budgets were dealt cuts while others received increases in the fiscal year 2012 spending deal struck last week. In the mix of ups and downs, contractors came away with more certainty. In Monday’s Capital Business, Kevin Plexico, vice president of federal information solutions for research firm Deltek, outlined the allocated …

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Pentagon Outlines Plan to Consolidate IT Services in 2012

The Defense Department is aggressively working to consolidate and simplify its information technology networks, according to a department strategy report. The Pentagon says the report lays the foundation for how it will handle IT related issues to improve overall efficiency and cut costs. According to Teri Takai, the defense chief …

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Military Health IT Getting $1.4B, With a Catch

Among the many areas fully funded in the omnibus spending package is the Military Health System‘s information technology systems, with $1.4 billion allotted for fiscal year 2012. At the same time, the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2012 limits the Pentagon’s power to spend that money. The Act restricts …

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Defense Bill Sent Off to White House

The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act has made it through both houses of Congress and is now off to the White House for signing. The White House had previously issued threats to veto the bill, but lifted any such threat once a clear deal was in sight, according to Politico. The bill …

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Hill Negotiators Agree on Funding Bill, Shutdown Avoided

The federal government was again on the brink of shutting down Friday, but Congress is on track to keep the government running past a Friday deadline. Late Thursday night, congressional leaders reached a tentative deal on the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill that would fund several agencies through to the …

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