It's 'Christmastime' for Big Government Contractors. For Small Companies, Not So Much

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August is always a Cinderella kind of month for federal procurement officers, who rush to spend budget allocations before Sept. 30. That’s the day Washington’s fiscal year ends and the money disappears if isn’t allocated. After sequestration dampened government spending earlier this year, fourth-quarter contracting is expected to be robust, according to a report (PDF) by Deltek, which publishes research on federal contracting.

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