Welcome to the Internet that time forgot

Summary:The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has shuttered many web sites, including time.gov, as part of the government shutdown. The NIST Internet Time Service will stay up.

As part of the US government shutdown, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), part of the Department of Commerce, has shut several web sites, including time.gov, which displays the date and time based on the authoritative NIST Internet Time Service.

The time service itself will stay up, and good thing because many other services rely on it. The time.gov site, by comparison, is simple and static, so it's not clear what was saved by shutting it.

Currently, the site displays this message:

(Screenshot: ZDNet)

Topics: Government : US


Larry Seltzer has long been a recognized expert in technology, with a focus on mobile technology and security in recent years. He was most recently Editorial Director of BYTE, Dark Reading and Network Computing at UBM Tech. Prior to that he spent over a decade consulting and writing on technology subjects, primarily in the area of sec... Full Bio

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