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OMB recalls feds to work

The Office of Management and Budget issued a memo instructing agencies to reopen after a continuing resolution ending the 35-day shutdown was signed into law.

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Shutdown ends with three-week stopgap deal

President Trump announced a deal with Congress to fund the government while negotiations for border security priorities take place.

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A better way to manage modernizing funds

Implementing modern procurement technology and best practices is an investment, not an expense, which will deliver returns over time.

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Small biz left holding the bag on pre-shutdown work

Without the cash reserves and diverse portfolios of major contractors, small businesses with contracts at shuttered agencies are facing big problems.

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Patriot Act updates lurk for Congress

The upcoming expiration of a handful of key provisions in the Patriot Act at the end of the year could set up another battle in Congress over the size and scope of U.S. surveillance authorities.

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DHS faces immediate and long-term problems from the shutdown

The shutdown is having lasting effects on the mission at the Department of Homeland Security, with some effects more evident than others, according to ex-agency officials.

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Legislators look for new ways to pay feds

As furloughed feds and those working without pay face a second missed paycheck, some in Congress are looking for solutions outside of a funding deal.

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Feds, union chief arrested protesting shutdown on Capitol Hill

While lawmakers and the White House traded barbs and remained deadlocked, protesting feds and supporters flooded a Senate office building.

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What's driving federal IT in 2019?

Disruptive technologies, customer experience, security are coming to the fore in the federal IT landscape.

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Education reboots multibillion procurement after lawsuit

The government is looking to modernize and streamline the technology it uses for the processing and servicing of the $1.4 trillion loan portfolio guaranteed by the Education Department's Federal Student Aid office -– but it's taking a while.

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Second month of furlough brings changes for workforce

Federal agencies shuttered due to the shutdown sent out a second round of furlough notices in recent days, while the Office of Personnel Management updated guidance regarding leave accrual, retirement benefits and health care enrollment.

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Month-long shutdown shows no signs of ending

Furloughed feds and those working without pay face a second payday without a check, as a bid for wall funding from the Trump White House appears dead on arrival in Congress.

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