Business Continuity for Government Agencies

Coronavirus’ closures of government facilities or enforcement of social distancing hasn’t stopped Congress from conducting business.

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Throughout the pandemic, Congress has not missed the Congressional Record. Nor have Executive Branch agencies missed the Federal Register. All thanks to the Government Publishing Office.

The coronavirus pandemic multiplied the need for agency wide telework capabilities and that also means more security concerns. Venice Goodwine, chief information security officer for the Agriculture Department, said her agency took a phased approach with capacity tests across different mission areas.

Patrick Sullivan, chief technology officer for security strategies at Akamai, recently joined Federal News Network to present options for increasing business continuity in a crushing environment of remote access and incredible traffic loads.