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To Telework On Sunny Days? – Plus Your Weekend Reads

Monday brought another round of winter weather to the DC metro region. The federal government was closed, but not for teleworkers. Teleworkers were able to continue on, business as usual. The question becomes, if telework is acceptable/necessary on days when the weather if foul, is telework also an advantage on days when the sun is shinning?

Insights from across the pond – Everyone is defaulting digital

Digital government goals are not just something that federal agencies in the US are striving for. In the UK, any new or redesigned service introduced after April 2014 will also have to meet a new Digital by Default standard. Find out how they are making it happen!

Positively Defiant – How These Feds Focus On Mission

Furloughed feds were on display last night at the annual Service to America Medals. The Oscars for federal employees.The Sammies bring together the best and the brightest career employees to honor their work at the annual gala. But this year's Sammies were marred by the government shutdown.Four of the winners are on furlough without pay.

@Boston_Police – CTO John Daley talks Twitter and the bombings

It was the the tweet heard around the country: "CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody." Meet the man behind the Twitter field Deputy Daley.

Sequestration – An Inordinate Waste of Time

Sequestration is a monumental loss of government productivity and further erodes what the government is supposed to be doing," said UMD Public Policy Dean, Don Kettl. Do you agree?
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