2018 budget

  • Smooth transition? Flush end of FY 18 morphs to another probable CR

    The 2018 fiscal year for the federal government comes to an end in a few weeks. What does that mean for contractors and what can they expect in FY 2019? Find out on this week’s Amtower Off Center. August 27, 2018

  • All things contracting with Larry Allen

    What are the chances of a government shutdown in fiscal year 2019? Find out when Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners joins host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center. July 9, 2018

  • Follow the money!

    Ray Bjorklund, president of BirchGrove Consulting, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss President Donald Trump’s reorganization plan, and what the federal budget means for government and contractors. June 26, 2018

  • An update on the NDAA

    What are key acquisition policy highlights in the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act? Find out when Etherton and Associates President Jon Etherton and Tom Sisti, senior director and chief legislative counsel for SAP, join host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf. May 28, 2018

  • David Berteau: Federal agencies just starting to get March appropriations

    Contract obligations are down across the board by about 13 percent, the president and CEO of the Professional Services Council said.

  • Congress gives DoD big boost for facility upkeep, but not enough to fix deteriorating buildings

    The 2018 omnibus bill delivers 56 percent plus-up in DoD facility maintenance spending, but it’s not nearly enough to reverse years of underfunding.

  • #MeToo movement prompts long-awaited budget boost for EEOC in 2018

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has $15 million more to spend for the rest of fiscal 2018 compared to previous years.

  • 4 small details to know from the 2018 omnibus

    After threatening a veto, the president signed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending deal, ending the possibility of a government shutdown until September.

  • Omnibus spending bill complicates administration’s reorg plans

    The $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package includes all 12 appropriations bills and conforms to the new, higher spending caps set in the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act.

  • Forthcoming omnibus may include 3 long-awaited veterans policies

    Though lawmakers still haven’t unveiled the final text of an omnibus spending package for the rest of fiscal 2018, veterans organizations and members of Congress are hopeful the bill will contain major VA policies.