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Government shutdown expected to end just hours after agencies sent employees home.
Prolonged funding lapse could have a significant impact on companies' cash flow and their employees' paychecks.
How NASA scales down to a skeleton crew when Congress misses a big budget deadline
, The Atlantic
In the shutdown's shadow, Congress also renewed controversial internet spying powers.
Administration may be skirting the limits of its legal authority to carry forward and transfer funding.
Immigration isn’t the only sticking point.
, The Atlantic
For some feds, the only authorized use of a government-issued device during a shutdown is seeing if they need to go back to work.
Some agencies would furlough virtually everyone, while others would remain completely open if there is a lapse in appropriations.
Continuing resolution to keep agencies open through Feb. 16 will face a tougher vote in the Senate.
The procedural move is unlikely to prevail, a former cybercrime prosecutor says.
Lawmakers grilled Facebook, YouTube and Twitter over their efforts to block extremist content on their platforms.
The vote is a rare rift on cyber policy with the Trump administration.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said he is hopeful "cool heads" will prevent agencies from closing.
The Homeland Security Department, which ordered the security upgrade, is only 15 percent compliant.
A pair of lawmakers also proposed a pay raise for federal employees.
While some types of information may make drivers safer, others are more geared toward selling ads.
The H-1B visa allows American companies to hire skilled foreign workers.
But lawmakers could face an uphill battle reconciling the bill with its tech-friendly House counterpart.
A lot of IT purchases slipped by acquisition offices too, the Government Accountability Office found.
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