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A member of the Park Police places police tape in front of the Lincoln Memorial due to a partial government shut down in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 1, 2013.

Photograph by Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

A member of the Park Police places police tape in front of the Lincoln Memorial due to a partial government shut down in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 1, 2013.

Contract Dispute? Hold that Thought

Government contractors will still be able to file protests of lost awards during the federal shutdown, but no one will be around to read them. The Government Accountability Office, which arbitrates federal contract disputes, is closed until the government reopens for business. The agency...

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A veterans job fair in Naperville, Illinois. Photograph by Tim Boyle/Bloomberg

A veterans job fair in Naperville, Illinois. Photograph by Tim Boyle/Bloomberg

Veteran Hiring Preferences: Not Always — 18 Times No, GAO Says of V.A.

Vets come first under a 2006 law designed to give small business owners who served in the military first dibs on contracts with the Department of Veterans Affairs. That is, unless they’re up against a few other preferred groups, according...

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