Letter: COOP and telework won't be issues until next disaster
Regarding "How secure is your COOP?": The article of COOP and telework misses the point. The main reason why federal agencies are still struggling with being able to do COOP using telework is because the federal workforce is untrained, and we do not have the incentive to change. Even though we have had the 9/11 [terrorist attacks] and [Hurricane] Katrina disasters, these disasters have not really affected large portions of the American population where it matters the most: their pocket.
COOP and telework will really start becoming important when another disaster affects everyone, such as the energy crisis we are heading to and will have the attention of everyone. Once the price of gasoline reaches $5 dollars per gallon, everyone will be receptive to learning new ways to do their work whether it is a crisis or not; only then will COOP and telework will have the attention it deserves.
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