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A Testament to Telework’s Progress

Brittany Ballenstedt | NextGov | July 3, 2012

Federal agencies are open on Tuesday, after a major storm in the D.C. area on Friday that has caused power outages and transportation problems for residents. And the fact that federal agencies are open, with employees having the option to take unscheduled leave or telework, pays tribute to the fact that telework has come a long way in the past couple of years. Read More »

Making Telework Work: Tips From WordPress Founder

Brittany Ballenstedt | NextGov | July 27, 2012

Federal agencies increasingly are learning to operate with a distributed workforce, thanks to the 2010 Telework Enhancement Act and other efforts to expand technology and flexible work options for federal employees. So what are the keys to making those efforts successful? Read More »

What Silicon Valley Can Teach Feds About Innovation

Brittany Ballenstedt | Nextgov | September 21, 2012

Wired Workplace spent the day in Silicon Valley on Thursday checking out the work spaces and work cultures of some of the nation’s most innovative companies, like Facebook, IDEO and Kaiser Permanente. I’ll have more on my visits next week, but I wanted to share a few of the key things I learned that I think are important for federal agencies: Read More »

White House Limits Feds' Mobile Devices to Cut Costs

Joseph Marks | NextGov | November 9, 2011

An Obama administration executive order aimed at cutting government waste includes a plan to trim "duplicative and unnecessary" employee information technology devices such as smartphones, laptops and tablets. Most of the duplication in federal employees' personal IT devices involves computers, not phones, said Cindy Auten, general manager of the Telework Exchange, an industry group that p Read More »