Government Shutdown 2011: 'Non-Essential' Employees May Have to Turn In BlackBerrys

The dark shadow of a government shutdown is hanging over Capitol Hill and congressional offices are planning for the worst -- like what to do with the more than one million government-issued BlackBerry cell phones. Memos are starting to go out informing staffers if they are "essential" or not, and rumors of collection bins for office-issued BlackBerry devices are flying through the hallways. "We were hopeful maybe it won't happen yesterday, but after this afternoon… with the president's veto...Full Story
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