The Telework Exchange released a report last week saying that feds who participated in the 2012 Telework Week saved more than $5.6 million. The report not only showed a greater adoption of teleworking, but that feds were leading the way.
Panelists at Wednesday's Telework Town Hall Meeting said the technology is there to make the federal workforce more mobile.
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The General Services Administration will announce a new policy that expands its telework and mobility options for employees.
Fresh off its cloud email transition, Coleman said GSA has taken an agencywide — not just a project- wide— perspective on return on investment for its mobility initiatives.
CIOs and other federal IT experts say cloud computing security isn\'t much different than other protecting other technology systems. The chief technology officer for the CIA, Gus Hunt, said the cloud\'s elasticity makes it harder for hackers to attack.
Agency CIO Casey Coleman said the move to Google\'s gmail went smoothly and is 99 percent complete. GSA recently hired another cloud service provider to host collaboration tools. Coleman said the agency now is looking at legacy business systems. September 22, 2011
January 25th, 2010 at 12:30 PM Workers, Citizens, and Customers need easy access to their tools and teams to make quicker, higher quality decisions. They require a high level of responsiveness, agility, and data in a format they can use, i.e. Efficient, Mobile Information Transfer Panelists will examine how we provide instant worker status, state, and preferences before you make that first contact - saving up to 1/3rd of your time. How do you help workers connect the right way the first time to speed decision making and elevate efficiency and productivity ; If you\'re the implementer, how do you implement presence-based mobility strategies while balancing today\'s communications innovation and productivity?
The agency will implement e-mail in the cloud using Google Apps for Government under an almost $7 million deal with Unisys. Many agencies are paying attention to how GSA implements this technology. GSA\'s CIO or Unisys could not confirm whether the datacenter is located in the U.S.
Vendors bidding on the contract are asked to extend their prices to Nov. 30. GSA CIO Coleman said her goal was to make the award by Veterans Day.
Federal News Radio\'s Jason Miller caught up with Casey Coleman, Chief Information Officer of the General Services Administration. He asked her about a green technology initiative that nearly all federal workers can relate to.
The General Services Administration has taken an 18 month timeline, and compressed it into about eight weeks.
Coleman says group hugs are important. Essentially, you\'ve got to get everybody in that room so that they\'re part of it. That is collaboration. We learn more from Casey Coleman, CIO at GSA
Agency issues RFP for e-mail through software-as-a-service. GSA asks for 39 mandatory services with the hope of reducing the cost and modernizing its systems. The new system could support as many as 30,000 users.