As Congress fails to reach agreement on funding measures, OPM guidance provides information to furloughed feds.
With the shutdown a reality, theoretical contingency plans get a real-world test.
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.
The last time the government shut down, the Internet was in its infancy and the political landscape was different. Times have changed.
Senate drops a provision to defund Obamacare from the House bill.
The furloughs brought about by a shutdown would be more sweeping than those DOD employees have already endured under sequestration.
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.
Who can work -- and when they'll get paid -- depends on a complex mix of factors, experts say.
Congress's efforts to pass a cybersecurity bill may be hopeless for now.
Federal IT employees are unsure which of them will be spared from furloughs if the government shuts down Oct. 1.
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