Understood. I thought perhaps there was some official statement from POTUS. The situation has me nervous from a security standpoint. If DHS (TSA, Secret Service, US Coast Guard) workers have financial problems then they are at risk from outside influence. As I understand it, Secret Service workers and FBI may lose security clearances if they are financially at risk. Maybe the US Border and Customs agents as well.

NIST is also furloughed making it challenging to get NIST cyber-security documentation. The NIST website is in maintenance mode.

Perhaps this has been POTUS’s plan all along. Compromise the security of the USA to foreign interest by eradicating the nations public security aparatus.