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Shutdown would give DOD civilians deja-vu

The furloughs brought about by a shutdown would be more sweeping than those DOD employees have already endured under sequestration.

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Contractors would face shutdown with uncertainty

Who can work -- and when they'll get paid -- depends on a complex mix of factors, experts say.

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Shutdown planning is the new normal

The last time the government shut down, the Internet was in its infancy and the political landscape was different. Times have changed.

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Should I stay or should I go?

Federal IT employees are unsure which of them will be spared from furloughs if the government shuts down Oct. 1.

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NSA scandal hampers cyber legislation

Congress's efforts to pass a cybersecurity bill may be hopeless for now.

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4 goals for fiscal 2014

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.

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Obamacare on track despite IT hiccups

The federal health insurance exchanges are miscalculating some premium costs, but an Oct. 1 launch is still expected.


Bill allows DHS choice of biometrics

Lawmakers have chosen not to specify which biometrics a visa entry/exit system should use.

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Lawmakers uncomfortable with China solution for satellite gap

Citing China's hostility to the United States, subcommittee chairmen urge other solutions.

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DATA Act gains Senate ally

Sen. Mark Warner is pitching the DATA Act as an essential piece of infrastructure to support a rational accounting of federal spending.

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Congress wants answers on clearance for alleged Navy Yard killer

The congressional inquiry joins other investigations launched after the deadly shooting rampage.

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OMB tells agencies to prepare for possible shutdown

Memo from Sylvia Mathews Burwell includes guidance on IT systems, contracts and other key questions.

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