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.

Anonymous


What do you think? Paste a comment in the box below (registration required), or send your comment to [email protected] (subject line: Blog comment) and we'll post it.

Featured

  • Federal 100 Awards
    Federal 100 logo

    Nominations for the 2021 Fed 100 are now being accepted

    The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31.

  • Government Innovation Awards
    Government Innovation Awards - https://governmentinnovationawards.com

    Congratulations to the 2020 Rising Stars

    These early-career leaders already are having an outsized impact on government IT.

Stay Connected