Federal Government Shutdown: Science and Technology Agency Information

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Publication date: 
1 October 2013

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:

Department of Defense

Department of Education

Department of Energy, including the National Nuclear Security Administration

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(Note: the NASA site is unavailable; this link is to a non-federal site)

National Institutes of Health of the Department of Health and Human Services

National Institute of Standards and Technology of the Department of Commerce

National Science Foundation

US Geological Survey of the Department of the Interior


Other federal government agency contingency plans are available here.

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