This week, nothing tops the story of the government shutdown. From the political wrangling to the furloughs to its impact on citizens, it was nearly a 24/7 news cycle for this story. Unlike our traditional Federal News Round Up posts, which focus on new agency innovations, we uncovered the most relevant government shutdown news. We wish all of our federal agency readers the best of luck during this uncertain time.
Gov Unplugged: A Guide to What’s Shut Down During a Shutdown
NextGov has compiled a complete primer on which government websites and social media assets have been shutdown during the government shutdown.
Intel Chief ‘Can’t Guarantee’ America Will Remain Safe During the Shutdown
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week, Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, raised concerns about our national security capabilities during the shutdown.
DoD to Award Contracts Throughout Shutdown, But Won’t Announce Them
The Pentagon will continue to award hundreds of millions of dollars in acquisition, services and other types of contracts despite a government-wide shutdown, but it won’t announce them.
DHS Takes Step Forward on ID Management
DHS is developing an identity management system, which will create a mandatory, government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of ID issued to federal employees and federal contractors for access to federally controlled facilities and networks.
Almost 3 Million People Have Visited Healthcare.Gov
Although the government is shutdown, Healthcare.Gov, a key component of the Affordable Care Act that guides people through the process of buying health insurance, had more than 3 million visitors.
Government Shutdown Impacts NASA, Outer Space
NASA has 18,250 civil servants around the country, and the furlough means 90 percent are now sitting at home wondering what will happen at next.
Army CIO Steps Down
Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence is retiring after 41 years of Army service, including more than two years as the service’s chief information officer.