Q. Who provides fiscal guidance to the Department of State and USAID under these circumstances?
A. The financial offices of the Department and USAID will monitor operating status and available funding closely and continuously. If residual funds become insufficient to maintain operations, the Department and USAID will continue activities involving the protection of national security and health and life-safety, particularly of U.S. citizens abroad; however, further contraction of operations and activities will occur. This reduced operating status has had, and will continue to have, a cumulative impact on the Department’s and USAID’s ability to fully carry out their National Security missions.