With the ongoing government shutdown, federally operated websites and databases are being turned off, such as NASA’s website, or not updated with current information like the National Institutes of Health PubMed Central’s website. Access to information paid for by taxpayer dollars is inaccessible to the taxpayer, but government shutdowns are not the only way that information becomes unavailable. Back in the spring of 2013, NASA’s technical reports server was down for several weeks while NASA assessed its internal security systems. Thousands and thousands of publicly accessible works covering over 50 years of NASA research were offline. In January of 2012, the government lost funding for the federal program National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII), and over ten years of data and research was no longer hosted by government servers, and much of it did not find a home elsewhere.