DHS cybersecurity staff won’t get paid during shutdown
If Congressional leaders carry through on their threat to shut down the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), life for the agency’s cybersecurity professionals — and many others — will be miserable. Many will be called into work. But they won’t be paid, they won’t know when they will be paid, and they will be forced to work under less than ideal conditions.
The DHS’s mission of protecting life and property will likely ensure that its day-to-day operations continue, but everything that surrounds those duties may stall, including some investigations.
U.S. House leaders would fund DHS if the bill also includes provisions that kill most of President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration. That measure, however, has been stymied in the Senate. If no agreement is reached, te department will shut down on Feb. 27.