Panel approves bills on IT, federal employees and telework

A Senate committee has approved legislation that would affect the federal workforce and information technology as this year's session draws to a close.

DHS seeks model telework demonstration program

The department’s chief administrative officer is seeking a consultant with experience in developing telework policies, guidelines and training to help workers do their jobs from remote locations.

Pointers: Recommended Reading

Beloit College lists the technologies that this year's college freshman class assumes have been around forever, and Time discusses social networking -- for dogs.

Dial in the perfect smart phone

Experts explain the key usability features, services and security issues to consider when making a buy.

Letter: Cut telework equipment expenses by hoteling

Shared offices or hoteling is a teleworking option. One reader shares how to make it work at your agency.

Navy opens contract to small firms

A newly signed agreement between the Navy and the Small Business Administration gives small and disadvantaged businesses more opportunities under a contract.

Some telework security guidelines offers links to various tools, relevant guidance and legislation related to telework.

Letter: COOP and telework won't be issues until next disaster

A reader says continuity-of-operations planning and teleworking will not get agencies' attention until the next crisis arises.

Letter: AtHoc not a de facto alert platform for military

A reader finds a source comment misleading about AtHoc's alert platform being a "'de facto' alert platform for the Navy and Air Force."

OPM’s best practices for COOP

The Office of Personnel Management provides key principles for continuity-of-operations planning.

Keeping employees in the COOP loop

Agencies examine how to engage teleworkers in their continuity of operation plans.

GSA and AFGE sign telework agreement

The General Services Administration and the American Federation of Government Employees have agreed to a policy that lets GSA employees combine telework with alternative work schedules.

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