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Rep. Robin Kelly Warns of Gov’t Shutdown’s Impact on IT Recruitment

House Rep. Robin Kelly, ranking member of the subcommittee of information technology, warned that the ongoing government shutdown might lead to challenges in attracting IT talent for federal agencies. The temporary closure of agencies expects to have “massive short-term impacts” on more than 800K federal workers, Kelly said in a statement posted Wednesday.

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NASA Governmentwide Contract Still Operational Despite Shutdown; Joanne Woytek Quoted

NASA's Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement contract, the agency's governmentwide procurement vehicle, has remained operational despite the government's shutdown, FCW reported Tuesday. Joanne Woytek, SEWP's program manager, told FCW that the vehicle's main federal customers continue buying services via SEWP amid the shutdown.

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Lawmakers OK 7-Day Homeland Security Funding Extension

Congress approved a one-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security to head off a partial agency shutdown at Friday midnight, USA Today reported Saturday. Susan Davis and Erin Kelly write the Senate passed the DHS stopgap spending bill on a voice vote Friday evening and the House voted …

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Robert Hale: Shutdown Deal Stalls DoD Acquisition, R&D Projects

The Congressional resolution that was recently passed to end the U.S. government shutdown suspends the Defense Department’s current acquisition and research programs, Federal Times reported Monday. Citing DoD Comptroller Robert Hale’s statement, Nicole Blake Johnson writes the department is prohibited from starting new projects, raising salaries or working on fresh construction projects …

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Federal Worker Pay to Increase 1%

The government funding resolution that ended the shutdown has raised the wage of recently furloughed federal employees by 1 percent, Federal Times reported Thursday. Sean Reilly writes President Barack Obama could implement the salary hike on Jan. 1, which would represent first across-the-board increase since 2010. Matt Biggs, legislative and …

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Air Combat Command Restarts Training Aircraft Flights

The U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command has restarted flying operations of training aircraft after civilian defense employees returned to work, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes the command also intends to maintain the mission readiness of combat-coded aircraft as those units remain grounded. “All formal training units, which …

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