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A panel of experts said contractors should prepare for a potential government shutdown by figuring out how their specific contracts would be affected in such a scenario. Step one, they said, is for vendors to talk with their agency contracting officers.
Where were you during the last government shutdown? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has tracked down some survivors who relive what, for some, was a nightmare while others recall it as the good old days.
The shutdown 15 years ago could provide insight for feds but no guarantees can be made.
Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of Government Executive, says given the political climate in Congress now, a short-term shutdown over the weekend could play out.
Tom Trabucco, the Director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, discusses the likelihood of feds taking out TSP funds in the event of a furlough.
The budget standoff continues in Washington, even while congress is on recess. Amy Morris, co-host of "The Federal Drive" and executive editor at Federal News Radio 1500 am answers questions on Fox5.
Erik Wasson, staff writer for The Hill, joins us with the latest in the budget back and forth.
The possibility of a government shutdown next month is very real. So what were the lessons learned in the last big shutdown 15 years ago? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there is plenty of history, but a lot of it is being written by people who weren't in government, or who were maybe teenagers when it happened.
Although the White House is confident that a shutdown can be avoided, the government also has a contingency plan in case of a shutdown. These plans have been in place since 1980, says the White House press secretary.
Robert Tobias, director of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University, says it's easy for federal managers to "hunker down" in the trenches while their budgets are under fire. But Tobias argues that now is the time to re-evaluate and improve how their employees deliver services to the public.