The federal government shutdown, which began on October 1, is over. Yesterday, the House and Senate passed the Continuing Appropriation Act, 2014 which was signed into law by President Obama. This legislation funds the government through January 15, 2014 and extends the debt limit to February 7, 2014.
With the federal government re-opened, all government websites should now be available. This includes popular sites used by students and faculty, such as the Census Bureau, USA Trade Online, data.gov, and many more.