DOD: Key Official Says Shutdown Would Damage National Defense
Department of Defense: "Congress must fund the government or pass a continuing resolution by the end of the fiscal year on Saturday to avoid a government shutdown on Oct. 1".
Department of Defense: Congress has until the end of this week to fund the federal government or agree on a continuing resolution to keep the government funded. Absent either of those actions, the government will shut down starting Oct. 1.
A CR would be "bad," but a shutdown would be "horrible," said William A. LaPlante, undersecretary of defense for acq…