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Is tax-filing delay tied to problems?

House Ways and Means chairman asks why IRS employees were excepted from the shutdown to work on the health care site, but not to test key tax systems.

What went wrong with

Congressional hearing zeroes in on problems with testing, integration and project management.

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Republicans criticize DHS nominee

The nomination of former Department of Defense General Counsel Jeh Johnson to head the Department of Homeland Security brought mixed reactions from Congress that broke down along party lines, perhaps presaging a difficult confirmation battle.

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Some inconvenient shutdown truths

Do the shutdown politics and coverage make your head spin? Alan Balutis offers a reality check.

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Will returning feds head for the exits?

The shutdown and its furloughs might be the final straw for some federal employees, giving managers a potential morale challenge.

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Feds face insurance bills

If the government shutdown is not lifted soon, federal employees will begin receiving bills for some insurance premiums.


Shutdown hobbles advanced computer project

Google's quantum computer effort housed at NASA's Ames Research Center was another casualty of the government shutdown.

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Dissension in the ranks?

Schmidt: Congress' inability to pass legislation that would better define agencies' cybersecurity roles should not be a serious problem, despite a tug of war over who is in charge.

U.S. Capitol at Night with Trees

House panel demands health exchange answers

Following the rocky launch of, administration officials and contractors are under fire from Congress.

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Bill would rein in NSA's bulk data collection

Proposed restrictions are expressly intended to cramp the NSA's practice of assembling and analyzing metadata on Americans.

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House passes bill to keep paychecks coming

White House threatens to veto measure that would pay essential employees during shutdown.

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Are we sitting ducks in the cyber pond?

Washington heavyweights warn that the shutdown could be potentially disastrous for national security.