04/08/2011 09:22 am ET Updated Jun 08, 2011

Some U.S. Government Websites Would Go Dark During Shutdown

Some U.S. agencies plan to place messages on their websites stating content isn't available in the event of a government shutdown, a Commerce Department official said today.

Among the sites that would be closed are those operated by the Commerce Department, such as the Economics and Statistics Administration, the Economic Development Administration, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, said the official, who asked not to be identified because he wasn't authorized to speak about the website policy.

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