"During a government shutdown, or even when there is simply a looming possibility, you can expect a great deal of soul-searching regarding all existing contracts, not just IT," she said in an email. "This is a time for hungry IT contractors to contact new potential government clients, and it's also a time for those with current contracts to make sure they are providing the best possible value."
Grant Gross covers technology and telecom policy in the U.S. government for The IDG News Service. Follow Grant on Twitter at GrantGross. Grant's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.