The Department of Defense (DoD) has established a new task force led by Dana Deasy, DoD chief information officer and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, to help address teleworking-related challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic, FedScoop reported Monday.
The Teleworking Readiness Taskforce meets several times each week and includes CIOs and senior information technology officials across military branches, the Defense Information Systems Agency and other Pentagon components.
“The Task Force is working across the department to ensure we bring the right capabilities at the right time to address any actual or anticipated telework issues that may arise,” Lt. Col. Robert Carver told the publication in an email.
Army CIO Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford said the task force has worked on a cloud-based collaboration platform that allows users to perform video, chat and audio communications in a secure environment. “Collaboration with Joint partners on the policies required to protect a dispersed workforce from cyber threats, given the expanded attack surface, has also been invaluable,” he added.