If Congress does not reach a budget deal by March 1, several programs in Indiana could be cut, the White House warns.
In the face of budget cuts, smaller airports may lose their 24 hour control towers.
The Indiana National Guard may have to lay off or put some employees on furlough if national budget cuts take effect March 1.
Defense contractors in Indiana have already been seeking ways to make themselves more marketable to both the federal government and private companies.
Federal prosecutors wrapped up their case Monday against a prominent Indianapolis businessman accused of stealing $200 million from Ohio and Indiana investors.