What has become evidently clear over the last few months, agencies all felt the strain of the surge in remote workers. Few agencies, whether big or small, didn’t have to overcome some challenge to ensure their workforce could continue to meet their mission remotely.
Whether it was the Veterans Affairs Department which needed major upgrades to their network or the National Science Foundation, which just had to speed up its rollout of a collaboration software, the move to telework was hardly easy.
On top of that, federal chief information officers immediately faced an increased threat to their data and networks due to the expanded compute surface of mobile devices.
In this Special Bulletin Review: Secure Remote Workforce, CIOs from the VA, NSF and the Drug Enforcement Administration in the Justice Department explain the steps they took to achieve the balance of security and accessibility as employees worked outside the office because of the pandemic.
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