Federal News Countdown: Shutdown deal, health care website woes

Two experts in the world of the federal government choose and rank the three news stories from the current week that they think are most important to people who work for the federal government. This discussion gives Federal employees and contractors a chance to hear what their peers are thinking about, talking about and dealing with.

Guests on the Federal News Countdown:

  • Frank Reeder, cofounder, Center for Internet Security
  • Bob Woods, founder and president, Topside Consulting

Frank Reeder’s stories:

#3 ObamaCare sign-up numbers begin to emerge, show slow start amid website problems (FoxNews.com)

#2 Cyber defenders are in short supply as hacking wars escalate (NBC News/Reuters)

#1 At Department of Education, diving back into routines and making up for lost time (Washington Post)

Bob Woods’ stories:

#3 Ireland’s Government Says It Will Curb a Tax Strategy That Faced U.S. Scrutiny (New York Times)

#2 4 takeaways from Healthcare.gov launch (GCN)

#1 Shutdown deal averts catastrophe but leaves the economy in peril (The Washington Post)


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