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.
Not all the news since last October has been bad, but everyone in federal IT just endured 12 straight months of meat-cleaver spending cuts, multiple shutdown threats and the severe restrictions on strategic planning that come with continuing resolutions.
The federal health insurance exchanges are miscalculating some premium costs, but an Oct. 1 launch is still expected.
Lawmakers have chosen not to specify which biometrics a visa entry/exit system should use.
Citing China's hostility to the United States, subcommittee chairmen urge other solutions.