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.
The furloughs brought about by a shutdown would be more sweeping than those DOD employees have already endured under sequestration.
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.
Congress's efforts to pass a cybersecurity bill may be hopeless for now.