The Homeland Security Department has already blocked its staff from using Google+, the Internet behemoth's latest social media endeavor, which is still in a testing phase, a spokesman told Nextgov.
Homeland Security is one of the few federal agencies that still blocks the majority of social media sites for most staff, Federal Computer Week reported in April. Some DHS employees, such as communications staffers, have waivers to use social media as part of their jobs.
Workers at more social media-friendly agencies told Nextgov they'd had no trouble accessing Google+ at work.
Joseph Marks covers cybersecurity for Nextgov. He previously covered cybersecurity for Politico, intellectual property for Bloomberg BNA and federal litigation for Law360. He covered government technology for Nextgov during an earlier stint at the publication and began his career at Midwestern newspapers covering everything under the sun. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a master’s in international affairs from Georgetown University.