Director’s Desk: February 20, 2013
Kenneth Gold | February 20, 2013
With two potential budget showdowns on the horizon – the sequester and the expiration of the Continuing Resolution (CR); and a third down the road – the next expiration of the debt ceiling – Democrats and Republicans appear to be headed for a confrontation over the sequester. Both sides are positioning so as to avoid taking the blame for the automatic spending cuts that are scheduled to begin 1 March. And while there’s considerable uncertainty regarding the immediate impact of the cuts, there’s no question that budget planning in the federal departments and agencies has already been the victim.