Tag Archives: shutdown

Report: 57% of DHS Cyber Directorate Workers Remain at Work During Shutdown

Nearly 57 percent of employees within a Department of Homeland Security directorate that houses many of DHS’ cybersecurity personnel are continuing to work during the government shutdown, Federal Times reported Sunday. Nicole Blake Johnson writes many of those workers are presidential appointees, law enforcers, employees paid outside of the annual appropriations fund …

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VA to Cease Regional Operations, Furlough 7K Workers Amid Shutdown

The Veterans Affairs Department will temporarily close its regional offices and furlough 7,000 workers responsible for claims processing as the government shutdown continues, Military Times reported Monday. Rick Maze writes the VA will cease operations for the Veterans Benefits Administration, GI Bill call center, walk-ins and phone calls that beneficiaries …

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More Than 300K Furloughed Civilian Defense Workers Return to Work

The Defense Department has restored more than 300,000 furloughed civilian employees following the passage of a military pay bill, The Hill newspaper reported Monday. Jeremy Herb and Erik Wasson write only a few of the nearly 750,000 civilian defense workers will stay on furlough and the military’s service members will continue …

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Robert Hale: Pentagon Could Recall 90% of Furloughed Civilians

The Defense Department intends to call back to work nearly 90 percent of the 350,000 civilian employees that were furloughed last week amid the shutdown, Bloomberg reported Sunday. According to the report by William Selway and Gopal Ratnam, Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale told journalists during a conference call the furloughs affected nearly half of the Pentagon’s …

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Christopher Bogdan: F-35 Program Feels Govt Shutdown Effects

Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, F-35 Joint Program Office lead, has said the aircraft program could come to a halt if the government shutdown takes a long time to resolve, Defense News reported Thursday. Citing Bogdan’s statement, Aaron Mehta writes the shutdown has delayed flight tests, development, deliveries and fleet maintenance …

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Shutdown Halts Work on NASA IT Contract Vehicle, NIST Cyber Framework

The government shutdown could prevent some agencies from meeting deadlines to release information on programs and contract vehicles, FCW reported Thursday. Amber Corrin, Adam Mazmanian and Mark Rockwell write the shutdown is delaying the start of an upcoming governmentw-wide information technology contract vehicle managed by NASA and a National Institute of …

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Defense Contracts Freeze Amid Government Shutdown

The ongoing U.S. government shutdown has suspended the Defense Department’s contracting activities and nearly all government functions, DoD Buzz reported Monday. Kris Osborn quoted Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Bill Urban as saying the shutdown puts the awarding of fresh contracts at a halt except for safety, property protection, emergency and medical …

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