A telecommuting break for DISA

Fort Meade worker increases won't be adding to commuter gridlock

By summer's end, more than 4,700 new workers will have been added to the Defense Information Systems Agency's new location in Fort Meade, Md. But some of them won't be adding to the area's commuter gridlock.

That's because telework is permitted, even encouraged, by Fort Meade officials, reports the Odenton, Md., Patch.

Some employees still live in Northern Virginia near DISA's previous location in Arlington and would therefore face potentially long commutes if they didn't have the option of teleworking.

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Reader comments

Fri, Apr 22, 2011 Dan Kuchem WDC Metro

This is a natural progression made possible by new technologies, chief among them, desktop virtualization. The age where knowledge workers can have access to secure data through secure delivery protocols, with customizable virtual desktops that allow full control of where the data resides (in the data center) and role-based control of how that data may be accessed and used by any end-point devices has arrived (e.g., Control over printing, copying, forwarding, local data storage). This allow agencies not only secure delivery of sensitive / classified data, it eliminates the need to manage remote end-points used occupationally or full time by telework employees.

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