The U.S. government has officially gone underground. A new "shadow government" is all set, and ready to go, and just don't you worry about who these people might be.
Since 9/11, it seems, there's been anywhere from 75 to 150 "high level" officials from various Washington, DC, agencies and departments hiding out in an underground bunker, somewhere along the east coast. The idea is that, should Osama bin Laden nuke DC, there'll be some continuity of government, and some bureaucrats left standing to quell the chaos.
This is the activation of a secret plan that's existed at least since the Eisenhower administration. Aren't we the lucky ones who get to see it enacted?
Shadow Government Activated for U.S. and Shadow Government Ordered After Attacks (Yahoo! News)