In my agency, and I presume others, the telework policy and the IT security policy directly contradict each other. DOT and other organizations need to support telework and IT security uniformly by validating all relevant policies against each other to make sure that the necessary and relevant guidance is uniform. This will reduce confusion during planning and implementation allowing for maximum participation in telework, and may reduce the materials and overhead used to maintain unnecessary or obsolete orders and directives. Additionally, a uniform approach to security within an organization will eliminate dangerous security loopholes or blind spots that plague government security efforts.
Idea No. 238