The board pushed the department to embrace remote work beyond the pandemic as a tool to attract more civilian talent.
Pandemic-related stress and isolation could push some employees over the edge.
The policy lays out the framework for security, but allows agencies to fill in the details based on their unique missions.
CISA officials highlighted cloud configuration and VPN vulnerabilities in assessing threats associated with the pandemic.
More than 95% of state and local leaders who responded to the poll said their agencies used software to maintain service levels as employees began working largely from home.
Officials point to how modernization can create opportunities, as angst about job loss swirls.
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Nearly 80% of teleworking respondents to a new survey from AFGE said they don’t feel safe going back to their traditional worksite.
The Defense Information Systems Agency and the U.S. Air Force are expanding their classified remote work capabilities.
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It would also enable the Technology Modernization Fund to be used to facilitate telework.
Agencies should ensure their communication systems are ready for another mass shift to telework in case the need comes up again.
Lessons from the pandemic have big implications for federal offices and employees, lawmakers and experts say.
The Defense Department is also in “an active conversation” about sustaining telework post-pandemic, according to Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy.
Agencies shifted to large-scale work from home operations but little thought has been given to how to secure these networks when workers return to the office.
Technology is important but keeping and developing talent will be crucial, NGA Director Vice Adm. Robert Sharp says.
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