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Budget News

Shutdown orders issued as Congress misses deadline

First shutdown in 17 years: Senate and House rejected each other's plans as deadline neared

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 03:33am EDT

Government shutdown: 4 things feds should know

For thousands of federal employees who head to work today, it won't be to execute their agencies' missions, but to shut down their computers, fill out a timesheet and, in some cases, hand over their BlackBerry smartphones. Here are four things feds should know as they prepare for the first government shutdown in more than 17 years.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 02:00am EDT

Under shutdown, a complicated picture emerges for contractor employees

Service contractors will continue to work as long as they don't need supervision by government employees, if their contracts are unaffected by the absence of a 2014 budget, and as long as they can actually get into their worksites.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 12:00am EDT

How budget showdowns could squeeze the US economy

Here we go again: What impact will Washington's budget fights have on the US economy?

Monday - 09/30/2013, 05:28pm EDT

Who'll blink? Dems, GOP in shutdown stare down

With less than 48 hours to avert a government shutdown, Democrats, Republicans trade blame

Monday - 09/30/2013, 03:38am EDT

In government shutdown, Obamacare just rolls on

Health care law protected in government shutdown; uninsured would still get covered

Sunday - 09/29/2013, 06:20pm EDT

Hagel calls govt shutdown threat 'shortsighted'

Hagel calls threat of govt shutdown 'shortsighted' warns of US becoming 'ungovernable country'

Sunday - 09/29/2013, 06:20am EDT

Shutdown looming: Weekend showdown at the Capitol

Shutdown drama: Senate votes to avert it, but duel with House extending into the weekend

Saturday - 09/28/2013, 03:58am EDT

DoD would furlough roughly half of civilian workforce during shutdown

Pentagon guidance says military members will report to work as normal under a government shutdown, and most employees working under service contracts would be unaffected as well. But about half the civilian workforce would be told to stay home without pay.

Friday - 09/27/2013, 08:37pm EDT
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Air Force warns industry to expect delayed acquisition decisions

The Air Force says budget uncertainty will mean a lot of delayed contracting decisions in the first portion of 2014. Meanwhile, the service is hurriedly trying to spend every last dollar in its 2013 procurement accounts.

Friday - 09/27/2013, 11:40am EDT
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Preparing for shutdown, government plans furloughs

A government shutdown could furlough 800,000 federal employees. The shutdown could hit as early as Tuesday if a bitterly divided Congress fails to approve a temporary spending bill to keep the government running.

Friday - 09/27/2013, 11:12am EDT

Justice Department spent nearly $5M on drones

From 2004 to May this year, Justice Department has spent nearly $5M on drones

Friday - 09/27/2013, 09:58am EDT

No compromise: Government on brink of a shutdown?

Government shutdown in sight? House GOP nixes stopgap bill if it fails to defund Obamacare

Friday - 09/27/2013, 03:34am EDT

Football vs. Congress: When in doubt, punt

In politics, as in football, sometimes the best move is to punt. And even if you are not a sports fan or political junkie consider what Congress and the Washington football team have in common: So far this season both are losers. The difference is the football team is bound to win one while Congress keeps failing to score and punting, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Friday - 09/27/2013, 02:00am EDT

Postmaster: Money woes behind rate hike request

Postmaster says given money woes, his agency had no choice but to ask for price increase

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 04:56pm EDT

US borrowing authority to be exhausted by Oct. 17

US borrowing authority to be exhausted by Oct. 17, Treasury says

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 04:10am EDT

Shutdown roulette - what are the real effects on government?

What will a government shutdown really mean for federal employees and government HR offices if it goes into effect next week? Advice from someone who knows - former DHS Chief Human Capital Officer Jeff Neal.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 06:08pm EDT

Senate clears hurdle on stopgap spending bill

Senate clears hurdle on spending bill to avert government shutdown

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 05:30pm EDT

Phased retirement, potential shutdown, and USPS

This week's guests on the Your Turn radio program include Bob Braunstein, an expert on the upcoming phased retirement option, and Federal Times Senior Writer Sean Reilly with the latest on the possible shutdown.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 03:13pm EDT
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Report: Pentagon could cut thousands of employees

The Defense Department could shed 60,000 more troops than planned and 50,000 civilian employees without hurting U.S. fighting power, four former members of the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a new report on military strategy and spending. Nearly $50 billion in budget cuts are recommended in the report released Tuesday.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 01:30am EDT
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