30 Sep '13, 4pm

#SecDef Hagel issues message to workforce as potential shutdown looms via @DeptofDefense

Hagel Issues Message to Workforce as Potential Shutdown Looms American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2013 – With a government shutdown possible in the absence of federal funding beyond fiscal year 2013, which ends at midnight tonight, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today issued a message to the Defense Department workforce. Here is the text of the secretary’s message: 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 ne...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=120885

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