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Mark Forman: Government Shutdown to Hit IT Systems

The consequences of a government shutdown could hit information technology operations harder than they did in previous shutdowns because today’s computer networks are more susceptible to cyber attacks, FedScoop reported Thursday. Colby Hochmuth interviewed Mark Forman, federal chief information officer from 2001 to 2003, as saying that continuous monitoring of …

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Report: 800K Civilian Workers Could be Furloughed if Gov’t Shuts Down

Data analysis indicates an estimated 800,000 federal civilian workers will experience furloughs if a government shutdown occurs, GovExec reported Tuesday. Kellie Lunney writes USA Today analyzed previous shutdown contingency plans and found that large agencies exempted a sizeable number of employees performing “essential” duties from the unpaid leave. Social Security benefits, …

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Contractors Watch Congress as Shutdown Deadline Fast Approaches

The high probability of a government shutdown if Congress and the White House do not reach a funding deal has contractors preparing for potential ramifications on on their businesses,  Politico reported Monday. Leigh Munsil writes contractors would not able to communicate with many government employees during the shutdown, if it …

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Report: President Obama to Hold Budget Talks With Lawmakers

President Barack Obama intends to meet with congressional leaders next week to discuss fiscal issues, Politico reported Thursday. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney confirmed the plan Thursday but did not provide a date or location for the meeting, according to a report by Jake Sherman and Jonathan Allen. The …

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Former House Aide: Govt Shutdown Could Hit Workers’ Back Pay

A former congressional aide says there is no guarantee that federal employees will receive back pay if the government shuts down at the end of this month, GovExec reported Tuesday. Kellie Lunney writes Scott Lilly, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, told the publication that current House …

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Hill Negotiators Agree on Funding Bill, Shutdown Avoided

The federal government was again on the brink of shutting down Friday, but Congress is on track to keep the government running past a Friday deadline. Late Thursday night, congressional leaders reached a tentative deal on the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill that would fund several agencies through to the …

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Agencies Notifying Employees of Possible Shutdown

Deal or no deal, agencies are preparing for a shutdown in case short-term funding deals lose steam or do not happen at all, according to a Washington Post report. While agencies such as the departments of Commerce, Agriculture, House and Urban Development, Transportation, Justice, State and NASA and other agencies …

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