The State Department has enough non-appropriated funding to bring its domestic and overseas employees back with pay for more than two weeks, and has looked at ways to remain open beyond that period as the partial government shutdown ends its fourth week.
As the partial government shutdown stretches into uncharted territory, agencies previously unaffected by the lapse in funding now find themselves reopening services.
Experts say the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would venture into uncharted territory if a partial government shutdown continued through February.
HUD, USDA CIOs talking IT modernization and cybersecurity among the most listened and read Ask the CIO interviews last year.
GSA’s contractor database incident and USDA’s reorganization plans were among the most popular stories last year.
Jonathan Alboum, chief technology officer for the public sector at U.S. Veritas Technologies, had high level technology and acquisition jobs at the Agriculture Department.
In today’s Federal Newscast, analysis shows the loss of salary from federal workers, and the loss of income substitution provided through USDA because of the government shutdown will have a significant effect on the nation’s economy.
Federal employees, contractors, spouses and lawmakers are growing increasingly frustrated by the delayed pay and lost work, with many airing their grievances on social media.
Agriculture Sonny Perdue has famously proposed moving the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) out of Washington. A former NIFA director is skeptical of the merits.
The Environmental Protection Agency had enough carryover funds to continue operations through Friday, Dec. 28. With no appropriations deal in sight, the agency is preparing for shutdown. The Smithsonian is preparing to close museums and the National Zoo after the new year without further appropriations.