Federal Government Telework News and Analysis
News and analysis covering telework and remote work policies across the U.S. the public sector. Increasing digital modernization across federal agencies has enabled a growing volume of the federal workforce to opt for partial or complete remote work, a degree of flexibility that has been embraced by employees looking to avoid long commutes or difficult travel. This has required a newfound focus on both policies and IT to support federal telework, with agency leadership looking to reform IT systems, cybersecurity and even agency culture to better facilitate remote employment. Enabling federal telework has been a particularly vital priority in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic, especially as a way of maintaining productivity during periods of quarantine.
SolarWinds, CISA and the White House issued new information regarding the state of cyber and advised how to better secure critical infrastructure.
Hiring for a variety of skills and backgrounds will ensure the defense community has the scope of talent necessary to fully modernize and maintain its strategic edge.
Smaller firms found plus sides of the remote environments in the competitive contracting space.
GAO offers a unique perspective on IT challenges faced by the federal register over the past year.
House Republicans are calling for more congressional oversight of IT modernization and cybersecurity.
Automation, Agile and DevOps could be the blueprints for IT modernization.
The last thing federal agencies, especially health agencies, should do is allow their cyber vigilance to slip.
The directorate's IT modernization efforts are still on schedule despite challenges amid the pandemic.
The pandemic has changed the way federal organizations think about DevOps and adaptability.
Federal officials advised agencies to rethink their cybersecurity strategies in terms of data and disinformation.
Senior federal officials urge colleagues to adopt a human-centric approach to security.
Defense agencies tackled intricate cybersecurity challenges to prepare for remote work.
A cohesive IT framework is foundational for supporting a return to on-site activity.
The demands of a remote workforce have put renewed emphasis on instating zero trust and secure cloud access.
Recently implemented telework measures are allowing the agency to focus on the Cerner transition despite challenges in pandemic.
The agency has accelerated and reinforced various modernization efforts like telehealth, mobile capabilities and self-service tools.
Agency leadership is accelerating work on cloud adoption and remote information management to meet new challenges presented during the pandemic.
Cloud-based HR solutions are especially important to maintain workforce across government during telework.
CISA official says current practices are likely to become part of long-term guidance.