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  • Government Shutdown
    capitol dome

    Shutdown begins

    As Congress fails to reach agreement on funding measures, OPM guidance provides information to furloughed feds. 10/01/2013

  • Government Shutdown
    capitol dome and bills

    Agencies enact contingency plans

    With the shutdown a reality, theoretical contingency plans get a real-world test. 09/30/2013

  • Government Shutdown
    U.S. Capitol at Night with Trees

    Senate kicks CR back to House

    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. 09/30/2013

  • Agency Management
    diagram of work team

    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. 09/27/2013

  • Budget
    US Capitol

    Senate kicks modified CR back to the House

    Senate drops a provision to defund Obamacare from the House bill. 09/27/2013

  • Workforce
    furloughed worker

    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. 09/27/2013

  • Government Shutdown
    locked doors

    What's the worst that could happen?

    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. 09/27/2013

  • Government Shutdown
    man planning layoffs

    Contractors would face shutdown with uncertainty

    Who can work -- and when they'll get paid -- depends on a complex mix of factors, experts say. 09/27/2013

  • The Hill
    capitol dome

    NSA scandal hampers cyber legislation

    Congress's efforts to pass a cybersecurity bill may be hopeless for now. 09/26/2013

  • Government Shutdown
    stylized professionals

    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. 09/26/2013