Off topic: Most Federal agency websites I’ve visited seem to be up, though they all include a message that information may not be up to date and requests will not be processed due to the Federal government shutdown.
A few Federal government agency websites have made their entire content unavailable, though. Several redirect to notice.usa.gov with a generic “we sincerely regret the inconvenience,” while others have their own shutdown notice page. Here’s a list of down pages that I’ve run across:
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (which suggests a visit to weather.gov).
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration. A few subsites such as Jet Propulsion Laboratory continue to make content available.
- US Department of Agriculture, including several subsites offering services such as the National Genetic Resource Program (GRIN) and APHIS.
- All of the various Census Bureau web sites and tools such as Fact Finder are down. Steven Vance suggests backup sites such as this backup site and this handy tool from Census Reporter.
- Other Commerce Department bureaus that have gone offline include International Trade Administration, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Institute of Standards (including, as noted in the comments below, the web time service).
- The National Park Service, which redirects to the Department of Interior main site after a brief “we’re closed” message.
- The Library of Congress is down, although THOMAS remains up.
- Federal Communications Commission.
Nobody is quite sure why these agencies removed their online content.
What websites have you needed information from that you can no longer access due to the Federal shutdown?