Shutdown

Congress averts shutdown after Senate approves stopgap funding bill

President Biden is expected to sign the measure to keep agencies funded past Friday.

House passes two-tiered stopgap bill days before shutdown

The novel approach to avert a funding lapse now heads to the Senate.

Cybersecurity must be a priority in the event of a government shutdown

COMMENTARY | Bad actors will be aware of a government shutdown and work to exploit any new vulnerabilities, so it’s critical for the government to have a plan for damage control.

House picks new speaker, but shutdown threat looms

Federal agency missions often take a back seat amid preparations for a funding lapse.

Congress temporarily averts shutdown, but agencies still feel the pain

"Everything just stops," employees say of the devastating impacts of near shutdowns.

Congress averts shutdown with a 45-day stopgap funding bill

Lawmakers passed a bipartisan measure just hours before a funding lapse was set to furlough hundreds of thousands of federal employees.

Ahead of shutdown, House and Senate Dems propose back pay for furloughed contractors

A similar effort to legislate back pay for contractors failed during the 2018-2019 shutdown.

What happens to government devices during a shutdown?

Experts say government-issued devices like phones, computers and even email accounts face heightened security risks during a federal shutdown.

Biden administration begins cautioning feds to prepare for a shutdown

Degree of organization varies across government as agencies note a funding lapse could still be avoided.

Democrats fear cyberattacks as government shutdown looms

Lawmakers are expressing concerns that the shutdown could radically hinder the work of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in responding to major ransomware incidents and other digital intrusions. 

What does it take to end a government shutdown?

The end of past budget impasses have often played out as calculations of policy goals versus the political pain needed to achieve them, but when the goal is unclear how do you know who wins? 

See who would get furloughed in a shutdown this year

The Biden administration is planning to take a novel shutdown approach at some agencies.

Shutdown looms despite House GOP claims of progress toward spending plan

Confidence in a new short-term funding proposal was short-lived on Thursday.

Former officials sound off on the challenges of managing through a shutdown

“The big thing that happens..is lots of lawyers weighing in on what activities are actually exempt," one former official said.

Federal cyber operations face challenges as government shutdown looms

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will retain about one-sixth of its workforce in the event of a partial government shutdown, according to its current plan.

What does post-pandemic telework look like during a shutdown?

As agencies begin planning for funding to stop on Sept. 30, federal telework guidance will be tested in a post-COVID environment.