Policy


Weekend Reading

Your essential catch-up of the week's news

In a week dominated by shutdown stories, a few other gems came as well.

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Moonlight might feel right, but ask first

Furloughed feds who want to take a temporary job can do so -- within limits.

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Shutdown delays vote on deputy director of management

Senate majority leader rules: No confirmation vote until budget impasse ends.

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Shutdown could slow bid protest decisions

GSA is pressing on with its OASIS contract, but closings at GAO and other agencies could pose problems.

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HP to host ID management hub for USPS

The project is the federal government's first cloud-based identity management pilot.

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Shutdown begins

As Congress fails to reach agreement on funding measures, OPM guidance provides information to furloughed feds.

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Senate kicks CR back to House

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.

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Agencies enact contingency plans

With the shutdown a reality, theoretical contingency plans get a real-world test.

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Faraway disasters could hinder SEWP

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.

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What's the worst that could happen?

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.

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How a shutdown would raise attack risk

Even with many security measures automated, widespread furloughs would create vulnerabilities.

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Senate kicks modified CR back to the House

Senate drops a provision to defund Obamacare from the House bill.