30 Sep '13, 4pm

Read what the Secretary of Defense has to say about the potential government shutdown tomorrow

Secretary Hagel’s Message to the Force on the Potential Government Shutdown To all Department of Defense personnel: As you know, the government’s annual funding could expire at midnight tonight. I have joined President Obama in urging Congress to prevent a lapse in appropriations, and like all of you I would be deeply disappointed if Congress fails to fulfill its most basic responsibilities. We are now in a moment of regrettable and avoidable uncertainty. It would be irresponsible on our part not to prepare for the possibility of a shutdown – especially given that we don’t know what Congress will do over the next 24 hours. To this end, DoD has been moving forward with necessary and prudent preparations. DoD leaders, in coordination with the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management, have been reviewing and updating contingency plans. Whatever h...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=16289

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