The Real Reasons Why the Government Shut Down

Immigration isn’t the only sticking point.

Government Shuts Down After Senate Rejects One-Month Stopgap Spending Bill

Lawmakers did not come up with an alternate plan in time for the midnight deadline.

UPDATED: See Who Gets Sent Home in a Shutdown

Some agencies would furlough virtually everyone, while others would remain completely open if there is a lapse in appropriations.

House Narrowly Passes Stopgap Spending Bill, But Shutdown Threat Remains

Continuing resolution to keep agencies open through Feb. 16 will face a tougher vote in the Senate.

To Unleash Blockchain's Potential, Government Must Direct Its Growth

One of the biggest issues federal agencies run into with blockchain projects is making sure sensitive data doesn't fall into the wrong hands.

Despite Progress, Social Platforms Still Not Terrorist-Proof

Lawmakers grilled Facebook, YouTube and Twitter over their efforts to block extremist content on their platforms.

House Votes to Restore Top Cyber Diplomat’s Office

The vote is a rare rift on cyber policy with the Trump administration.

Shutdown, Surveillance Deadlines Loom Over Congress

A pair of lawmakers also proposed a pay raise for federal employees.

Russian DNC Hackers Targeting Senate, Cyber Firm Says

Sen. Ben Sasse wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify on the issue.

Controversial Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill Could Get Vote This Month

But lawmakers could face an uphill battle reconciling the bill with its tech-friendly House counterpart.

Love Him or Hate Him, Darrell Issa Changed Government Technology

The man behind some of the government's most important tech efforts in recent decades announced his retirement.

Zero Day Disclosure Bill Heads to House Floor

The bill would put the power of law behind the Trump administration’s vulnerability transparency pledge.

Mitt Romney Is the Latest Political Target of Russian Trolls and Bots

Social media activity linked to Russia has increased massively

House Passes Trio of Bills to Bolster STEM Workforce

The bills aim to boost women, veterans and others under-represented in tech fields.

In 2017, Silicon Valley Got Cozier with China. In 2018, Washington Will Get Frostier

Here are some of the most significant moves by U.S. tech firms and Washington over the past year.

Senate Passes Bill for Phone-Friendly Federal Websites

The bipartisan Connected Government Act is waiting for the president’s signature.

What Does a Government Shutdown Mean for the Department of Defense?

Four years ago, this staffer for the defense policy undersecretary helped the Pentagon figure out the impacts of a shutdown. Hint: it wasn’t pretty.