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Phase 1 has already begun in expanding telework in the federal government.
In a world where blizzards producing 5-6 feet of snow can shut down a major metropolitan area like Washington, D.C., officials are re-thinking what it means to close the federal government for days at a time. But the new head of one agency that managed to keep going despite the blizzards says what you do as a federal worker is sometimes more important than where you do it.
During the recent February blizzards, the federal government closed for a record four and a half days. But some agencies were able to keep working, even though many of their workers were stranded in their homes by 4-foot plus snow drifts. Now, officials are taking stock of how teleworking made it possible to keep the part of the government running in spite of the weather.
New site, Data.gov, to grow to about 240,000 datasets over the next month. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says the public should direct what information is made available.
Another success story from the federal telework frontier.
Tomorrow's show features GSA CIO Casey Coleman, talking about the agency's research into using cloud computing; green IT initiatives; and building a framework for using social networking tools.
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