The looming government shutdown has half of the Department of Defense civilian employees facing furlough. To put raw numbers on that, a lapse will could idle 400,000 members of the department’s 800,000-person workforce.
Military personnel will continue to work as normal, and contractor personnel will also continue in their regular jobs. But some civil service employees will be hit with another furlough.
Read more at http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=120874.