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Unless something close to a miracle occurs, the government will shut down at midnight Friday.

You might think that would pose a problem for FCW because covering the doings of government is hard to do when it's doing nothing. But in fact, we've spent the past few days figuring out how we will cover the shutdown. We know our readers will need up-to-the-minute information on where things stand, when agencies might reopen and how they can cope in the meantime.

We'll bring you that and, for the essential workers who aren't furloughed, we'll report on what is happening inside government.  We will make full use of our own reporting staff, and also provide links to the most useful and interesting reporting published elsewhere.

We know a furlough isn't a bonus vacation. Employees who are enduring an indefinite amount of time without a paycheck are going to be worried and stressed. We can't make Congress resolve its differences, but we can provide timely and accurate information for our government readers -- and so we will.

If you get our daily e-mail newsletters, use the link at the bottom of the newsletter to change your e-mail address to one you will have access to after a shutdown. If you're not already a subscriber, go here to sign up. Or if you'd prefer, follow our Twitter account @fedcomputerweek, "like" us on Facebook, or  just remember to check our homepage frequently for updates.

The government has shut down before, and if it shuts down again we will get through it this time just as feds did then. It won't be easy or pleasant, but keep the faith: Things will get better, and soon.

Posted by Michael Hardy on Apr 07, 2011 at 12:18 PM


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