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Who gets sent home if the government shuts down

A sign indicates that the Lincoln Memorial and all national parks are closes October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

The burden of a government shutdown would not fall evenly across federal agencies.

OPM to Agencies: We’re Here to Help


To Steve Shih, the challenges facing the federal government are only growing.

GSA Schedule tools expanding


The General Services Administration’s efforts to provide federal buyers with better data is seeing results over the last six months and continues to expand, according to the head of the agency’s Federal Acquisition Service.

Congress averts shutdown with 2-day funding bill


Feds who stayed up late watching C-SPAN probably got more drama than they were expecting from the votes to avert a partial government shutdown.

GSA predicts ‘steady rollout’ of new FedRAMP authorizations

Dave McClure, GSA's associate administrator in the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) late last month approved the first cloud-computing services company to pass a comprehensive security-review process.

Getting creative for better contracts


If contractors and agencies want to make contracting easier and more efficient, both sides need to take full advantage of the range of contracting and purchasing options available.

Turn the U.S. military into your client


Technology start-ups that have traditionally avoided the government as a market are potentially missing a huge opportunity to leverage an important distribution channel that provides both access to funding and an immediate stamp of legitimacy for emerging products.

Free Gov/Mil Test Equipment Showcase (Mechanicsburg,PA)


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Federal acquisition thresholds increasing, value propositions that connect to pre- and post awarded programs, new law adds requirements to small-business plans, security a bright spot in IT spending, and GSA fast tracks requirements for FedRAMP