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Alyah Khan

Alyah Khan is a staff writer covering IT policy.
Digital Government

Administration to shutter 1,000 federal websites

The Obama administration is sharpening the blade for duplicative federal websites.

Digital Government

Shutdown would highlight government's IT dependence, experts say

Many crucial IT systems would halt and leave the government in unchartered territory in the event of a shutdown -- and history provides no guidance for how to respond.

Digital Government

Who gets hit when the government shuts down?

More than 800,000 federal employees will be affected when funding for the government expires April 8.

Digital Government

Government shutdown averted, temporarily

Congress has approved a continuing resolution to fund the government until March 18, temporarily staving off fears of employee furloughs resulting from a government shutdown this Friday.

Digital Government

Shutdown could be on the shelf, for now

It now appears unlikely that the government will shut down at the end of this week, as Senate Democrats have reportedly accepted a Republican measure to immediately slash $4 billion in federal spending by cutting programs that President Barack Obama targeted for elimination in his latest budget proposal.

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Is a government shutdown on the agenda?

At least one government agency is beginning discussions on how it would deal with a potential government shutdown when funding for this fiscal year runs out in March, which experts say is now likely, according to media reports.

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Feds not reaping the benefits of mobile tech

Government information employees don't have mobile technologies to support location flexibility, according to a new international study by Forrester Research.


White House cybersecurity report card falls a bit short

The Obama administration has received less-than-stellar marks in a recent report card on its cybersecurity policies, earning grades in the B to D range.

Digital Government

Federal pay freeze is a done deal

A new law funds the government through March and freezes civilian federal employees' pay for the next two fiscal years.

Digital Government

Fed employees cry foul on coming pay freeze

The Senate has approved a continuing resolution to fund the government through March 4 that includes a two-year pay freeze for all civilian federal employees.

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Most wanted: Tech jobs for 2011 ranked

Robert Half reveals the technology jobs most in demand next year.

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Pay freeze could be limited to a year

Federal employees facing a salary freeze could get a respite if lawmakers are able to persuade colleagues to limit their actions, reports Federal Computer Week.