Score Watch has been a little delayed for me lately but nothing too bad. 1-2 days tops and when it does update it actually posts the date when the update was, usually a few days prior.
Will send your concern about the lack of updates to the development team.
But no, we are not part of the government shutdown. As well, the potential downgrade for the US from the Credit Rating Agencies may not impact consumer credit scores.
They are real FICO scores from FICO. However, different lenders value different aspects of the scores from the 3 bureaus. As such, you did get a real FICO score, but the score your Auto Lender sees may be different from the score your Mortgage Lender sees.