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AFGE National President J. David Cox on the megaphone at a Jan 17 2019 protest (Photo credit: Chase Gunter/FCW)

Feds protest shutdown and Senate GOP at Nats Park

Frustration among rank-and-file federal employees is mounting as the shutdown stretches on with no end in sight.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan speaks during the Defense Intelligence Agency change of directorship ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington. D.C., Oct. 3, 2017  DOD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley

What to expect from Shanahan's DOD

The leadership personnel shuffle at the Pentagon has outside observers focused on budget, acquisition and business reforms.

Trump talks to reporters before boarding Marine One on the south lawn of the White House Jan. 6, 2019

Trump now expects 'serious talks' on shutdown

The president told reporters on Jan. 6 that he "can relate" to federal workers who are working without pay or furloughed and may miss at least one paycheck as a result of an ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government.

Trump Rose Garden press conference Jan. 4 2019 flanked by Nielsen, Pence, McCarthy (scalise in background)

Shutdown could last 'years,' Trump says

The safety net for federal workers on the job without pay or furloughs is "having a strong border" the president said in a Jan. 4 news conference.

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Gfrerer confirmed to lead tech at VA

After about two years of temporary officials, with tech problems piling up, the Office of Information and Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs finally lands a Senate-confirmed leader.

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Fed 100 nominations and the ongoing shutdown

FCW can't do much about the furloughs and potentially missed paychecks, but the shutdown won't prevent Federal 100 Award nominations from being submitted.

Mark Van Scyoc / Shutterstock.com DECEMBER 26, 2018: Sign at the visitor’s entrance of the US National Archives states it is closed due to the government shutdown. - Image

Shutdown 'perfectly timed to prevent people from joining government'

The federal workforce takes the brunt of the shutdown impact, but there's another group who may be dissuaded from joining government altogether: young prospective employees and students.

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Deadline extended for Federal 100 nominations!

You now have until Friday, Jan. 4, to get them in. Happy holidays!

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Fed 100 nominations: Time is running out

Nominations are due by Dec. 24 -- submit yours today!

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White House preps to change the way agencies go online

Federal CIO Suzette Kent is set to issue a draft of a new Trusted Internet Connection policy, to try to eliminate bottlenecks in online access and improve cybersecurity.

GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

GSA dials up new telecom services director

The General Services Administration hired an experienced IT official from the Department of Education to fill its vacant telecom services director position.

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Agencies take a beating in 2018 Best Places to Work report

The federal government generally looks like a less enjoyable place to work than it did a year ago, and a dearth of effective leadership gets most of the blame.

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