To hear some insiders tell it, the state of U.S. security is in shambles, with Edward Snowden, digital adversaries and a lack of cybersecurity legislation chipping away. But hope that the mess can be cleaned up persists.
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 system employers use to ensure their employees are legally entitled to work in the U.S. will be unavailable until the shutdown ends.
Private-sector apps that rely on government data could be stuck without updates until the government reopens.
Many of the employees who maintain agency Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest accounts will be furloughed until the shutdown ends.
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.
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.
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.