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H.R. 4098, The Secure Federal File Sharing Act (1 comment ↓ | 7 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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H.R. 4098 would require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to issue guidance on the use of peer-to-peer file sharing software to prohibit the personal use of such software by Government employees.

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John P. Baker

November 18, 2009, 10:13pm (report abuse)

Although I support the general ideas expressed in the bill, I find that the bill does not address the issue of employees who may be required to work from home, but who may not be issued a government personal computer upon which to do that work.

In such cases, the government would be telling an employee what software he or she could install/use on his or her personal computer, which is wholly unacceptable.

I suggest that the bill should be revised to provide that employees who may be required to work from home must be issued government personal computers upon which to perform that work.

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