Spending bill to prevent shutdown and furloughs targets IT programs—Federal Computer Week

The bill would prevent a government shutdown, assure agencies money, and provide funds for defense spending. IT is taking a hard hit in the newly proposed continuing resolution that House appropriators released April 12, the agreement that provides funding through the end of fiscal 2011 and prevents — for now — a government shutdown. The cuts represent decreases compared to fiscal 2010 spending and to President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2011 budget request.