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.
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.
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.
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.
Feds on furlough or working without pay didn't hear much encouraging news from politicians over the weekend.
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.
The shutdown is taking a toll on essential federal programs, including air traffic control and safety.
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.
FBI agents are working without pay during the government shutdown, and their advocates say that the resulting financial instability is a national security risk.
David Norquist, now acting deputy secretary of defense, discussed the Pentagon's pilot database to help track spending and utilize data analytics
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."
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.