I was in Washington, D.C. during part of the October U.S. government shutdown. I was planning to attend the Defense Daily Open Architecture Summit, but two days before the event I received an email stating that it was delayed to November due to the shutdown. What to do, what to do?
If you are like me, you’ve never heard the term sequestration as it relates to budgets until sometime last summer. Now it has become a part of our everyday fiscal vocabulary. But how real is sequestration? Why has it become such an issue? What’s the big deal about a five percent budget cut?