Federal employee are expressing anger and fear over a lack of planning around telework by their agencies to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.
The coronavirus pandemic has pushed the Census Bureau to launch a coronavirus internal task force to “continuously monitor the situation nationwide.”
The Social Security Administration will revert to pre-March telework schedules for some employees. It will set up a “work at home quarantine” option for SSA employees who must quarantine or those whose children are home due to a coronavirus-related school closure.
As the Trump administration urges agencies to expand telework to employees at “higher risk” of exposure to coronavirus, the Education Department has taken steps to relax limits on how often employees can work from home.
The latest guidance from the Trump administration comes as the Smithsonian Institution and the National Archives and Records Administration close museums, research rooms and presidential libraries due to coronavirus concerns. NARA public events are also canceled through May 3.
The two largest federal employee unions said Thursday steps to protect the federal workforce from the rapid spread of the coronavirus were falling short.
The Small Business Administration, over the past few years, has implemented CDM by migrating programs to the cloud and noticed some surprising cybersecurity possibilities in the process.
Those agencies that can connect, interpret, and act upon their enterprise data, such as personnel, financial and logistical will be best positioned to successfully adapt to a rapidly unfolding crisis, one that could last months.
The Trump administration announced 10 cybersecurity detail opportunities, which are designed to give current federal employees, including the graduates of the Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy, the chance to gain hands-on experience in the field.
Other agencies, such as the Social Security Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, have loosened telework restrictions and announced unscheduled remote options for federal employees at regional offices in Seattle, Washington, and New York.
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In the event secure, classified federal facilities must close due to a coronavirus outbreak, federal employees and contractors should continue to get paid, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance said Tuesday.
The Homeland Security Department sent a letter to contractors explaining the steps the agency is taking to protect facilities and encourages communication with industry employees about telework options.
The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration is the latest agency to conduct a large-scale test of its telework capabilities amid growing concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.