Shutdown Guidance Sketches Out Basic Functions For DOD

By Sebastian Sprenger, Christopher J. Castelli / September 27, 2013 at 8:11 PM
Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter this week issued guidance aimed at keeping a skeleton of essential Defense Department functions afloat in the event that Congress cannot agree on a funding bill for fiscal year 2014 by midnight Monday. The guidance, published Sept. 25 , leans heavily on active-duty military personnel to ensure activities deemed crucial for national security can continue. "All military personnel will continue on a normal duty status regardless of their affiliation with excepted or non-excepted activities," Carter...

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