Comments
Government Shutdown Hits Most Agencies
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
WKash
50%
50%
WKash,
User Rank: Author
10/5/2013 | 12:07:09 AM
re: Government Shutdown Hits Most Agencies
The shock value is wearing off like the after affects of a Super Storm Sandy, the suffering of those cut off from needed government services -- and of public servants beginning to add up the days of lost income -- continues even if the media cameras have begun to move on.
WKash
50%
50%
WKash,
User Rank: Author
10/3/2013 | 3:18:13 AM
re: Government Shutdown Hits Most Agencies
It is patently unfair. Public service isn't an easy business. But a handful of Congressmen are about to put 800,000 workers into personal financial peril -- and probably the nation's reputation, once the debt ceiling is reached -- all to make a point.
Alex Kane Rudansky
50%
50%
Alex Kane Rudansky,
User Rank: Author
10/2/2013 | 2:59:50 PM
re: Government Shutdown Hits Most Agencies
Panda cam, Rover cam, etc - examples of the effects of the shutdown, yes. But the furloughs strike a chord for me. Real people, real jobs, real paychecks disappearing.
Mathew
50%
50%
Mathew,
User Rank: Moderator
10/2/2013 | 9:02:49 AM
re: Government Shutdown Hits Most Agencies
It would be a shame if the shutdown scuttles NASA's next Mars mission -- the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft -- which must launch by mid-December (or be delayed until 2016).
WKash
50%
50%
WKash,
User Rank: Author
10/1/2013 | 9:19:44 PM
re: Government Shutdown Hits Most Agencies
There have been 17 shutdowns since 1977. Most lasted 1 or 2 days. The last, ending 1996, lasted 21 days. One thing that's different this time around is that unlike 17 years ago, when about half of federal agencies had already been funded, none are funded this time.


Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014
Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of November 16, 2014.
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.