Watchdog identifies problems with IT, personnel readiness related to federal telework and continuity of government operations.
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Air traffic control systems will remain in operation, but many employees can't go to work, including almost 1,000 in Washington.
White House has said it could accept a debt-limit extension of a few days if a larger agreement were already in the works.
Preparations are being made despite 'gut feeling' a deal will be struck, Fed official says.
Department must be aggressive in seeking funding for additional positions, despite budget constraints, report says.
The president says proposed changes to Medicare are “modest” and intended to “retain the integrity of the program” for years to come.
Talks between House Republicans and the White House on a larger deficit reduction package are also continuing.
Lack of immediate tax revenue could be a nonstarter for many Democrats.
Small businesses winning a healthy proportion as the department’s awards shift from disaster response to IT and defense, think tank data show.
SIGAR audit paints a dispiriting picture of a massive U.S. aid effort that's effectiveness has been seriously impaired.