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Monday, March 28, 2005

Teleworking a Key to Security

The basis of workplace continuity is unifying a number of change elements on a common platform. It was interesting to find the following piece that ties teleworking to security requirements. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors just outside of Washington, is a big backer of the security-based rationale for telework:
"I won't be surprised if in the future the federal government requires every federal contractor to file a continuity of operations plan," Mr. Connolly said. "God forbid, but if there is a dirty bomb downtown and you can't get into the U.S. Transportation Department, how will you perform your job?"

David Snyder, chairman of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission agrees:
"Teleworking significantly improves the survivability of the public and the ability of the transportation system to do what it needs to do."

For more about this, you may want to read the Gill research brief on this subject, which was published last summer.


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