27 Sep '13, 7pm

DoD comptroller outlines shutdown plans for work, pay, travel: Active-duty troops will report to wor... #airforce

Active-duty troops will report to work next week as usual, but about half of the Defense Department’s civilian workforce — or about 400,000 people — will be placed on immediate furlough if the federal government shuts down Oct. 1, the Pentagon’s top accountant said Friday. As a government shutdown appeared increasingly likely, officials throughout the military on Friday were scrutinizing their local activities to determine what will be considered essential and therefore an “excepted activity” to continue operations in the event that lawmakers fail to reach a new budget agreement before the start of the new fiscal year. “Our commanders and managers are considering those issues right now,” Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale said at a press briefing Friday afternoon. Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, there was little sign of progress as the spotlight shifted to House Republ...

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