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Given the uncertainty of the federal government budget and marketplace, we won't know the outcomes for these two companies until sometime next year. In fact it's quite possible that both managers will be forced to hunker down and shrink their company's footprints.
Whenever you change something, it's impossible to eliminate all of the unintended consequences. But the more you can anticipate the possibilities, and be ready to deal with them, the greater your chances of success.