Commerce Dept Bureaus to Mostly Close if Gov’t Shuts Down

According to a Fierce Government IT article, the National Institutes of Standards and Technology and many other Commerce Department bureaus will have very limited exemptions from furloughs.

The only two agencies that will have significant exemptions include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at 45 percent and the Bureau of Industry and Security at 40 percent.

Congress has until midnight on Monday to approve a spending bill and prevent a government shutdown.

At NOAA,184 workers will continue to run Defense Department earth observing satellites and 3,935 National Weather Service employees will continue to work despite a shutdown.

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