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Telework News

Snowmageddon without the snow

DC power outage leaves teleworkers flying the COOP.

Monday - 06/06/2011, 04:00am EDT

Outages continue, closing some federal offices

PEPCO's underground power network has failed again. Power was restored briefly last night. Then failed. Affected agencies will each make their own call on whether to open to this morning.

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 08:22am EDT
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ATF, FERC, GSA offices closed due to power outage

About 3,400 customers in the Washington region are without power amid a heat wave. Among them, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and ATF, prompting them to close for the day. Employees are encouraged to telework as possible.

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 11:38am EDT
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Where's the (telework) money?

Remember the idea of a stipend to help pay for the technology you REALLY want?

Monday - 05/30/2011, 04:00am EDT

Twitter on Telework

Take a look at some of the buzz about telework on Twitter.

Monday - 05/23/2011, 04:00am EDT

Desktops fade, telework options grow

Census and DISA are losing the hardwires in favor of mobility.

Monday - 05/16/2011, 04:00am EDT

DISA employees staying on, despite BRAC

Seventy percent of the Defense Information System Agency's workers are making the move to Ft. Meade, Md. DISA, however, is keeping the pipeline of potential new hires stocked and taking steps to improve the hiring process. Vendors also have not seen a large exit of employees, but could later this fall.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 07:56am EDT
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DISA offers telework as an alternative to BRAC traffic

In the latest installment of BRAC Impact: A Federal News Radio and WTOP In-Depth Series, Jack Penkoske discusses about the telework option to help with the transportation challenges brought on by BRAC.

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 08:17am EDT
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Survey: Feds anxiety over BRAC high

Federal News Radio conducted an online survey about how the changes to DoD's structure and facilities is affecting federal employees. Respondents expressed frustration over planning, concern over traffic, and doubt about whether moving offices will improve how they meet their mission.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 04:24pm EDT
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Your Path Diverse Government Network

The Federal Broadband Minute, provided by Hughes. Is your network ready to perform during a disaster? Unless your primary network is backed-up by a path diverse solution, the answer is "no." Hughes is here to help. Leveraging our Networx partnerships, our GSA Schedule, and the power of our managed services capabilities, Hughes offers what no other telecom provider can an affordable national managed broadband service, with both primary and back up capabilities. Hughes National Managed Broadband Service brings the convergence of voice, video, and data to your government network with bandwidth capacity tailored to fit your needs. With Hughes', agencies can securely meet network resiliency requirements for Continuity of Operations planning AND provide network support for teleworkers who may be called to respond remotely. Enable your government field office of the future today from Hughes.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 11:59am EDT

How to be a more productive teleworker

Even long-time teleworkers may have overlooked ways to get more out of their telework zone.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 05:38am EDT

Don't be intimidated by telework agreements

Don't let the paperwork scare you off.

Monday - 05/02/2011, 04:00am EDT

OMB sets new deadline for telework IT plan

OMB issues a memo detailing the minimum requirements agencies should consider when purchasing technology to make teleworking easier.

Friday - 04/29/2011, 11:18am EDT

DoD readies to implement telework act

Pat Tamburrino is DoD's Chief Human Capital Officer. He's my guest to discuss how things are going for the Defense Department.

Wednesday - 04/27/2011, 06:18pm EDT
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How to write better e-mail

Tips teleworking managers need to know about e-mail.

Monday - 04/25/2011, 04:00am EDT

McDonnell issues transportation challenge

Gov. Bob McDonnell is asking Virginians to walk, bike or otherwise avoid driving alone once every two weeks.

Sunday - 04/24/2011, 11:01am EDT

Your Cost Effective Government Network

The Federal Broadband Minute, provided by Hughes. "Can your network save your agency money and still deliver bandwidth efficient service?" The answer is yes and the savings are at the field office. Here's how: don't pay for high cost, dedicated access lines and MPLS ports for field office connectivity. Instead, call Hughes and get an affordable managed broadband service the benefits are huge. By replacing costly special access with affordable broadband, Hughes can save your agency up to $300 per month, per site multiply that by all your field offices and see the savings take off. Orůmaybe you think your network should provide better service for the cost of what you already pay. Whether it's more savings or better quality, Hughes' National Managed Broadband Service is the answer. And get a path diverse, back up solution for the same price as your primary network alone. Enable your government field office of the future from Hughes.

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 12:05pm EDT

OPM: Tips to meet June 7 telework deadline

The Office of Personnel Management has produced guidelines for implementing a policy for telework. The guide outlines expectations of teleworkers and reminds agencies of the June 7 deadline to finalize their policies.

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 05:40pm EDT

Your Bandwidth Efficient Government Network

The Federal Broadband Minute, provided by Hughes. "How much bandwidth is needed for field offices to meet their agency missions?" The answer? It depends on your mission and your network one size does not fit all. Too little at some sites may mean you can't run critical bandwidth-hungry applications. Too much at others means you're wasting tax dollars. You need to tailor bandwidth requirements at each location to ensure your network achieves your agency's mission. Only Hughes national managed broadband service delivers bandwidth tailored-to-fit at every site, affordably to quickly access voice, video and data for daily operations, or to reach your agency's cloud. Hughes technology includes built in WAN Optimization, ensuring high quality voice and data traffic is delivered on-time, and with optimal bandwidth efficiency. Enable your government field office of the future today from Hughes.

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 11:59am EDT

Your Government Network

The Federal Broadband Minute, provided by Hughes. If your agency's communications network was tailored to your needs, what would it look like? Would your small and medium-sized field offices connect to the cloud and run applications with optimal bandwidth efficiency? Would your ideal network be cost effective, and able to leverage the benefits of GSA programs? Would it provide path-diverse communications that support COOP for the same price as your primary network service? And with your network, would you have confidence in secure connectivity, especially for teleworkers? Say yes to all these questions and meet the government field office of the future today from Hughes. With decades of experience and a comprehensive suite of solutions and partners, Hughes is able to deliver agencies a powerful, national managed broadband service providing voice, video, and data where, when, and how you need it.

Monday - 04/18/2011, 12:03pm EDT
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