Federal Budget Cuts Hit D.C. Region Especially Hard

To get a sense of just how much federal government spending influences the Washington metropolitan area, all you have to do is listen to the ads on an all-news radio station there.

Instead of promoting happy hours and nightclubs, WTOP's commercials are replete with buzzwords about cloud computing and fulfilling mission statements – pitches by IT consultants and contractors trying to land business with federal agencies.

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Tags: Press Releases, Federal budget cuts, D.C.