When Fiscal Year 2014 started at 12:01 AM today, no appropriations bills had been passed providing funding for the continued operations of the federal government. There is no information about how the months-long impasse over the health care law and spending levels will be resolved. One report cited senior Republican congressional leaders who predicted the shutdown could last a week or more.
The following are links to selected federal science and technology agency contingency plans relating to the shutdown:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(Note: the NASA site is unavailable; this link is to a non-federal site)
Other federal government agency contingency plans are available here.