The following is the Jan. 26 message to the Coast Guard from commandant Adm. Karl Schultz following the passage of a continuing resolution ending the longest-ever U.S. government shutdown. Read More
The following is the May 5, 2017 Congressional Research Service report, Shutdown of the Federal Government: Causes, Processes and Effects. Read More
The following is a Thursday memorandum signed by Office of Management and Budget head Sylvia Mathews Burwell instructing department managers in the federal government to reopen their offices. Read More
If the debt ceiling is not raised there would be delays in paying salaries even to the military and recalled Pentagon employees, as well as meeting obligations to contractors—from shipyards to health care providers, the Pentagon comptroller warned Thursday.
Although the hearing of the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee had been called primarily to learn why the Department of Defense (DoD) did not recall all its workers, Robert Hale said the debt ceiling problem “is a very different kind of situation” from the one faced during the shutdown. Read More
Even with most of the Navy’s civilian workforce returning to their jobs on Monday, there are still lingering questions on how the government shutdown on the Navy’s ships and aircraft. Read More
From the Oct. 4 message from Fleet Forces commander Adm. Bill Gortney to the fleet.
During the current government shutdown, the Fleet will continue to provide ready forces to safeguard national security. In the meantime, we must remember that war fighting is first, and we will continue to provide the best possible support to those engaged in that fight. Concurrently, we will continue to protect the lives and property of our Nation’s citizens. We have historically demonstrated good judgment and scrutiny of our operations and expenditures, and I expect even greater scrutiny in the current environment. Read More
The Pentagon today will be bringing back most of the 350,000 civilian employees who were put on furlough last week in the wake of a congressional deadlock over spending bills for this fiscal year, Department of Defense officials announced Saturday. Read More
The football game between the Naval and Air Force academies is back on, according to a Naval Academy release obtained by USNI News. Read More