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Judge denies injunction in shutdown case

A federal judge denied an injunction in a union lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the practice of requiring some feds to work without pay during a shutdown. An injunction could have required feds currently deemed essential or excepted to be sent home.

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Rights groups urge top tech vendors to stop selling facial recognition systems to governments

Warning that facial recognition systems "exacerbate historical and existing bias" that hurts disadvantaged communities, a coalition of 85 civil rights groups asks Amazon, Google and Microsoft to stop selling the tech to governments worldwide.

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Lawsuit could send unpaid feds home during shutdown

A lawsuit filed by the National Treasury Employees Union challenging the constitutionality of not paying federal employees during a lapse in appropriations could result in sending home feds unpaid amid the shutdown.

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DOD's health data exchange running on bridge contract

The system that allows the Department of Defense to share health data across multiple legacy platforms and with outside providers is running on a sole-source bridge contract while a bid protest is being resolved.

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Shutdown enters day 23 with no end in sight

Feds on furlough or working without pay didn't hear much encouraging news from politicians over the weekend.

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NITAAC expects post-shutdown push

The manager of the National Institute of Health's governmentwide acquisition contracting vehicles says federal customers will have to rush to meet fiscal 2019 purchasing deadlines after the shutdown.

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Shutdown's far-reaching effects could extend skyward

The shutdown is taking a toll on essential federal programs, including air traffic control and safety.

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) speaks at a rally of federal employees outside AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Chase Gunter/FCW)

Feds rally against shutdown as missed paychecks loom

With feds on furlough or working without pay face the prospect of a missed paycheck, President Trump signaled a long shutdown by cancelling his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos on Jan. 22.

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FBI group says shutdown imperils national security

FBI agents are working without pay during the government shutdown, and their advocates say that the resulting financial instability is a national security risk.

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DOD audit sparks new financial database

David Norquist, now acting deputy secretary of defense, discussed the Pentagon's pilot database to help track spending and utilize data analytics

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Shutdown entering uncharted waters, with impacts on 2020 budgeting

Furloughs and unpaid work have "a rotting effect on morale," said one former agency CFO. "That is an overarching concern in reopening after a shutdown of significant length – and I think we're at that point now."

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Shutdown heads into day 20 with no end in sight

President Trump and congressional Democrats continued their impasse over funding the government, with Trump stalking out of a meeting with Democratic leaders at the White House and Dems saying their "path forward" requires reopening shuttered agencies.

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