With the shutdown a reality, theoretical contingency plans get a real-world test.
NASA's new IT contract will continue to support essential government activities during the government shutdown, but fires and floods around the world could have a more noticeable effect.
If Congress can't come up with a way to continue funding the federal government by Oct. 1, many people won't notice much difference, at first. But it won't take long for the consequences to grow more dire.
Even with many security measures automated, widespread furloughs would create vulnerabilities.
Senate drops a provision to defund Obamacare from the House bill.
Who can work -- and when they'll get paid -- depends on a complex mix of factors, experts say.
Agencies have improved compliance with FISMA requirements, but checking all the boxes has not translated into taking full advantage of the enhancements that are available.
The last time the government shut down, the Internet was in its infancy and the political landscape was different. Times have changed.
Federal IT employees are unsure which of them will be spared from furloughs if the government shuts down Oct. 1.
A survey reveals that many federal security professionals find the framework inadequate and outdated.
In the digital age, just what constitutes voluntary work?
NOAA is still trying to decide which personnel would be subject to furlough.