This is what it looks like when a shutdown takes federal websites


(notice.usa.gov/)

We warned you yesterday that many federal government Web sites would go down with the government in the event of a funding lapse. Well, it's happening. The image above is the standard notice that has started appearing on some government sites, including NASA — which, if you may recall, is supposed to be celebrating a birthday today.

Andrea Peterson covers technology policy for The Washington Post, with an emphasis on cybersecurity, consumer privacy, transparency, surveillance and open government.

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