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GAO: U.S. agencies still unprepared to run critical operations in emergencies

Federal agencies have made progress in preparing plans to continue their core operations in the event of a disaster or terrorist attack, but more work needs to be done, according to a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). The 71-page report found, for example, that nine of 23 selected federal agencies have created plans for essential employees to telecommute in the event of a disaster, but added that workers at the nine agencies haven’t been told of the telecommuting plans, nor have they been briefed on what to do if the plans are called into operation. The GAO reviews were done from July to February of this year. Full Story

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