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ECT News Community   »   E-Commerce Times Talkback   »   Re: Federal Budget Promises Stable IT Spending - Unless Politics Interferes



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Just when the U.S. federal budget situation seemed about to settle down -- it didn't. With tens of billions of dollars at stake, federal acquisition managers and the IT vendors who support government agencies were breathing a sigh of relief when Congress and the White House agreed to a two-year government spending program last month. The agreement was a positive development in the frequently rocky federal financing and procurement process. Then the wheels started to come loose -- although they haven't fallen off just yet.


Iíve worked with Government IT Contractors, I can tell you there have been many positive things information technology contractors have accomplished: combating terrorism, cleaning up the environment and managing vast amounts of critical data. Many of us work hard to add value for the government agencies we work for. But I do agree Congress should institute safeguards to ensure that taxpayers stop wasting billions of dollars on bloated contracts.
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