Shutdown

‘Tens of Thousands’ of Government Contractors Laid Off Due to Shutdown

The prolonged government shutdown is getting "pretty scary" as the number of federal employees and contractors forced out of work could impact the nation’s next jobs report.

The Shutdown Is Screwing With Cities and Mayors Are Not Pleased

Local officials are bracing for a confluence of funding crises barrelling toward transit, housing, food assistance, and … well, everything else.

Critical Update: Government Contracting Trends for 2019

In the latest episode of Critical Update, we address everything from OTAs to the government shutdown’s impact on contracting.

The Shutdown Is Doing Lasting Damage to National Security

With every passing day, America’s defenses are weakening.

Work on Security Clearance Backlog Continues Through Shutdown

While OPM is closed, the National Background Investigations Bureau continues to chip away at its 600,000-case backlog.

Here’s How the Shutdown Hurts Government Contractors

The shutdown is having a major effect on government contractors and federal employees alike.

From TSA Call Outs to FAA Protests, Airports Are Feeling the Shutdown Pressure

Several airports are adjusting their operations to account for fewer security screeners showing up.

Shutdown Consequences: Could a Drop in Credit Score Lead to Loss of Security Clearance?

Financial experts say not to worry, but at least one lawmaker wants assurances from the White House.

Lawmakers Propose Bills to Avoid Future Shutdowns, Secure the Power Grid

Congress also cleared a bill to ensure furloughed feds get back pay once the government reopens.

Low-Income Renters Face Eviction, Thanks to the Government Shutdown

Contracts for federal housing assistance are expiring, and thousands of low-income seniors and disabled renters could face eviction.

Moonlighting Feds Could Be Risking Their Jobs

Furloughed federal employees turning to other jobs need to be aware of federal ethics guidelines and agency rules a second job could violate.

FBI Agents Say the Shutdown Is a Threat to National Security

Nearly 5,000 FBI special agents, intelligence analysts, attorneys, and professional staff have been furloughed.

Amid Shutdown, Feds Figure Out Ways to Fund Food Stamp Benefits. For Now.

States have until Jan. 20 to request an early issuance to make sure they receive February SNAP funding.

House Approves Spending Bill With 1.9 Percent Civilian Pay Raise in Latest Attempt to Reopen Government

Measure is the first of four the House plans to take up; President Trump walked out of a meeting with congressional leadership Wednesday after Democrats declined to support his $5.7 billion border wall funding demand.

Critical Update: The New Congress (And a Shutdown)

New leaders mean new priorities—and the partial shutdown is affecting some of those decisions.