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.
The shutdown and its furloughs might be the final straw for some federal employees, giving managers a potential morale challenge.
Do the shutdown politics and Healthcare.gov coverage make your head spin? Alan Balutis offers a reality check.
Google's quantum computer effort housed at NASA's Ames Research Center was another casualty of the government shutdown.
If the government shutdown is not lifted soon, federal employees will begin receiving bills for some insurance premiums.
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.
Following the rocky launch of HealthCare.gov, administration officials and contractors are under fire from Congress.
Proposed restrictions are expressly intended to cramp the NSA's practice of assembling and analyzing metadata on Americans.
White House threatens to veto measure that would pay essential employees during shutdown.
The next step for Beth Cobert is approval by the full Senate, which may not be possible until the shutdown is resolved.
Washington heavyweights warn that the shutdown could be potentially disastrous for national security.
Furloughed feds who want to take a temporary job can do so -- within limits.