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No Fun(ding): GAO, Courts, and Boards Describe Operations During Government Shutdown

Oct.01.2013

On October 1, the federal government officially "shut down" operations (discussed here), and for contractors appearing before various forums, the impacts will vary: the GAO is closed during the shutdown and any deadline for a private party that falls on a day it is closed will be extended to the first day that GAO resumes operations (although filings can still be made electronically); the ASBCA and the CBCA will remain open for the purpose of accepting filings from parties and the CBCA has explicitly stated that it will not waive or toll any statutory time limits; the Court of Federal Claims "will continue to hear and decide cases without interruption"; and the Federal Circuit will remain open for normal business through at least October 11.


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