The longest government shutdown in U.S. history has had lasting effects for workers.
"There's still that insecurity. You want the cash on hand," said government contractor Sunny Blaylock.
As a government contractor, Janet Martin weathered several shutdowns. But losing pay changed how she thinks about money.
The government is getting ready to solicit bids to design and build border wall prototypes.
After problems with the Coast Guard's massive Deepwater acquisition program, the federal government has moved away from hiring outside systems integrators, opting to coordinate big projects in-house.
There are 800,000 government workers who aren't being paid. But how about the hundreds of thousands of government contractors?