Deltek: 2012 Saw Continued Spending Downturn, Delayed Awards

DCBudgetphotoFederal discretionary spending decreased for the second straight year in 2012, representing the first time that part of the federal budget was reduced within the past 15 years, Deltek’s Kevin Plexico writes for the Washington Post.

Plexico, vice president of federal information solutions, writes that two large contract vehicles saw delays in awards as a result of uncertainty surrounding the fiscal cliff and potential sequestration cuts.

The Department of Homeland Security announced in December 2012 the first group of awardees on track three of its $22 billion Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions II contract, known as EAGLE II.

(click over to GovCon Wire for coverage of that award).

Tracks one and two are still to be awarded.

According to Plexico, the Air Force has also not yet announced awardees on the products portion of its Network-Centric Solutions-2 program, known as NETCENTS-2.

The Air Force is making a second attempt at awarding that potential $6.9 billion vehicle (click here for GovCon Wire’s coverage of that competition).

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