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      Government Matters: Oct. 13, 2013

      This week on Government Matters:

      *Hatzel Vela has an in-depth report on a long-term challenge for federal agencies -- attracting new public servants at a time when that career path keeps taking hits.

      *Aliya Sternstein, senior correspondent for Nextgov, discusses the growing use of biometrics by federal agencies.

      *Patrick McBride, vice president of marketing at Xceedium, outlines the threat of 'insider threats' amid a government shutdown.

      *Tess Oxenstierna, managing director for Headwaters MB, takes a look at trends in M&A activity for the defense and aerospace industry.