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DHS to centralize budgeting, aquisition

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Via Federal Times

The Department of Homeland Security is beginning to centralize its budgeting and acquisition processes in order to boost efficiency, according to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson.

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No Christmas Eve Off for Federal Employees

No Christmas Eve Off for Federal Employees

Via govexec.com by Eric Katz

Obama administration decides to keep government open on Tuesday.

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US default could mean ‘catastrophe’ for IT industry

US default could mean ‘catastrophe’ for IT industry

Via Federal technology news and events by Scott Maucione

The IT industry could suffer greatly in the event of a federal default.

The shutdown has already caused economic problems for IT companies, but if Congress drags its feet for another week, a federal default could make those troubles more severe.

“This could be a catastrophe,” said Deniece Peterson, director, federal industries analysis at Deltek.

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Positively Defiant: How These Feds Focus on Mission

Via GovLoop by Emily Jarvis

Furloughed feds were on display last night at the annual Service to America Medals. The Oscars for federal employees.
The Sammies bring together the best and the brightest career employees to honor their work at the annual gala. But this year’s Sammies were marred by the government shutdown. Four of the winners are on furlough without pay.

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Week One of the government shutdown — in 9 images

Week One of the government shutdown — in 9 images

Via Washington Post by Chris Cillizza

It’s been a strange week in Washington. More than 800,000 federal workers are on furlough. Congress continues to work — but doesn’t seem to be accomplishing much. The expected — and unexpected — consequences of shutting down a industry town continue to be felt in ways big and little.

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The government shutdown and its impact on contracting

The government shutdown and its impact on contracting

FederalNewsRadio.com []

Beth Ferrell, partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, will discuss best practices for contractors in a government shutdown environment.
October 1, 2013

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GOV Unplugged: Your Guide to What’s Shut Down During a Shutdown

GOV Unplugged: Your Guide to What’s Shut Down During a Shutdown

nextgov.com By Joseph Marks

Federal websites, data feeds and social media posts have all been switched off.

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Managing in the middle of the (shutdown) storm- A tribute to federal employees

Managing in the middle of the (shutdown) storm- A tribute to federal employees

This post is a tribute to our federal colleagues who are currently out of work due to the government shutdown. You provide essential services that only government can provide—you put food on the table for hungry children, spur new scientific discoveries, provide access to health care to those who can’t get it any other way, defend us from those who wish to do us harm, and educate our children to create a better tomorrow. Your job is hard, often thankless, and now your paycheck is unreliable.

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10 ways the government shutdown will impact your daily life

10 ways the government shutdown will impact your daily life

Washington Post  by Caitlin Dewey

Congress’ failure to reach a compromise on government funding last night means a number of federal agencies will close their doors for the indefinite future. That augurs big and costly consequences for federal workers.

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Obama issues sympathetic letter to federal workforce

Obama issues sympathetic letter to federal workforce

Washington Post [u’Josh Hicks’]

President Obama on Tuesday issued a letter to federal employees, thanking them for their public service and promising to work with Congress to end the shutdown.

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