The never-ending political stalemate in Washington may lead to yet another government shutdown. If our leaders cannot reach a compromise, approximately 25% of the government, including the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Transportation, Interior, Agriculture, and State, will shut down beginning on December 22, 2018. Thankfully, the Department of Defense will not be affected as their funding is already in place. The ramifications of a government shutdown are difficult to predict. What can be predicted is that a shutdown will adversely affect government contracting. Someone may “win” this game of brinkmanship, but regardless of political orientation, most government contractors, contractor employees, and the important government programs that they support will suffer. Be proactive and download our “A Contractor’s Guide to Surviving a Government Shutdown” whitepaper to build your action plan.