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.