Business

Shutdown Derails VA's Efforts to Reduce Claims Backlog

VA claims processors have been working overtime to get the backlog under control - now that's on hold because of the government shutdown. By Bob Brewin

Business

Shutdown Puts Congress Between Soldiers and Their Groceries

With the government in gridlock, military commissaries close for a lack of funding. By Tom DeFrank

Business

New House Bill Would Put Furloughed DoD Employees Back to Work

A new House measure would ensure all defense civilians would continue to work and be paid during the government shutdown. By Kellie Lunney

Business

Furloughed DoD Workers Will Get Paid - Eventually

Furloughed civilian workers want to know when they can go back to work, and if Congress will give them back pay for those missed days. By Kellie Lunney

Policy

Pentagon Waits Out Shutdown While Sequestration Looms

As the Pentagon waits for an end to the government shutdown, it’s getting ready for the next battle: sequestration. By Stephanie Gaskell

Business

Bid Protests Won't Get Processed During Shutdown

The Government Accountability Office says it won't be able to process bid protests filed by defense contractors while the government is shut down. By Bob Brewin

Business

Shutdown Means No NFL Games for Deployed Troops

The Armed Forces Network has gone dark and will only air news during the government shutdown. By Bob Brewin

Threats

Is the Shutdown Making Us Vulnerable to a Cyber Attack?

With the federal government shut down, there's fewer staff to prevent a cyber attack. By Brittany Ballenstedt

Policy

GOP Says DoD Doesn't Have to Furlough Civilian Workers

Republican leaders say the Pay Our Military Act gives the Pentagon 'broad latitude' to keep paying its civilian workers. By Kellie Lunney

Policy

We Negotiate With Terrorists, Why Not With Congress?

Perhaps the Obama administration should adopt the same policy it applies to real terrorists: Don't negotiate at all in public, but meanwhile search for every back channel you can. By Michael Hirsh

Policy

SHUTDOWN

The federal government has shut down. Here's the latest as updated through the day. By National Journal Staff

Policy

The Beginning of the End for Washington

The political system is broken. What does Washington have to do to get back to work? By Ron Fournier

Policy

Obama to Military: Blame Congress

President Obama told troops they deserve better than their 'dysfunctional' civilian bosses in Congress in a video message delivered after the midnight shutdown. By Kevin Baron

Policy

The Government Has Shut Down

How did we get here? Here's a play-by-play of the late-night votes in Congress that failed to keep the government open. By National Journal Staff

Business

Congress Passes Bill to Pay Military and Support Personnel on Time During Shutdown

The measure now heads to President Obama's desk for signature, even as the rest of the government lurches towards a shutdown. By Eric Katz

Business

400,000 DOD Civilians to Get Shutdown Furloughs

Thousands of workers face mandatory unpaid leave days with the lapse in appropriations. By Kellie Lunney

Policy

Bill Clinton: House Republicans 'Don't Want to Negotiate' Over Funding the Government

The former president says that the House Republican position is 'almost spiteful,' and that the shutdown debates of the mid-1990s were 'extremely minor' in comparison. By Dustin Volz

Policy

Government Shutdown Looks Likely As Congress Hits Final Hours

Members of Congress are digging in for an extended budget battle, with no end in sight. By Michael Catalini and Billy House

Business

Here’s How a Shutdown Would Affect the Pentagon

As the standoff in Congress continues, officials release more details about the impact on Defense Department operations. By Stephanie Gaskell

Business

Pentagon Prepares for More Furloughs as Government Shutdown Looms

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is warning DoD employees again to get ready for furloughs if the government shuts down on Oct. 1. By Stephanie Gaskell

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