HUD Urban Development

Since the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) instructed all employees who could to work from home just over a month ago, the agency is now reporting that 95 percent of their employees are currently teleworking, a senior HUD spokesperson confirmed to MeriTalk. […]

State Department

While the sudden transition to mass telework may have created some initial hurdles for Federal agencies, Federal CIO Suzette Kent said that the President’s Management Agenda (PMA) IT modernization initiatives remain in full swing.






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DoD Pentagon Military

The other night, my husband and I were sitting at the dinner table, having a moment of peace after a long day of work, homeschooling, and parenting our two young children. We were talking about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our daily lives, and I said, “You know, this will be like September 11th. There will be a very clear before and after. Things will never be the same again.”






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Pentagon Military Defense DoD

Department of Defense (DoD) CIO Dana Deasy is leading a Telework Readiness Task Force to ease the agency’s transition to telework and improve cybersecurity, DoD spokesman Lt. Col. Robert Carver confirmed to MeriTalk.






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One of the relatively few positive things about the last few weeks is how the Internet has been working well enough to accommodate tens of millions of new work-from-homers, students stuck at home, and everyone else as the pandemic sustains the imperative to work and interact online.






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Despite the impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak on the job market and various transitions to telework, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is pressing on with online recruitment webinars. 






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The $2 trillion COVID-19 coronavirus relief legislation, passed by the Senate late Wednesday night, includes far reaching Federal agency investments [link to Jordan’s story] to ramp up the government’s response to the pandemic, including funds for IT and telework infrastructure. The Senate legislation still requires approval by the House of Representatives, and President Trump’s signature.






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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) announced March 23 that it renewed its antivirus software license agreement with McAfee, with the move coming amid increased employee telework caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.






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Federal agencies and private sector companies alike are doing their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus by switching to telework. For many employees, however, this is an unprecedented change.






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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) told Federal agencies in a March 20 memo to work with their Federal contractors, “if they haven’t already, to evaluate and maximize telework for contractor employees, wherever possible” during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.






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