In a week dominated by shutdown stories, a few other gems came as well.
Furloughed feds who want to take a temporary job can do so -- within limits.
Senate majority leader rules: No confirmation vote until budget impasse ends.
GSA is pressing on with its OASIS contract, but closings at GAO and other agencies could pose problems.
The project is the federal government's first cloud-based identity management pilot.
As Congress fails to reach agreement on funding measures, OPM guidance provides information to furloughed feds.
Sen. Chuck Schumer: 'We will not be extorted' by House Republicnas trying to tie funding for the government to a delay of the health care reform law.
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.