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Monday, September 24, 2007

No more cyberslacking for state employees!

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 11:17 AM

The Times Argus and Rutland Herald report this morning that the state is installing monitoring software to see what its 8000 workers are doing online:

The monitoring technology, already in place at the Agency ofTransportation and Department of Buildings and General Services, keepstabs on the workplace Web lives of state wage earners. Governmentofficials say the move not only ensures employee compliance withworkplace regulations, but also protects the state's computer networkagainst viruses spread by some of the Internet's more nefarious sites.

"There'sno specific timeline for statewide deployment," said Tom Murray,commissioner of the Department of Information and Innovation, a newagency that handles information technology for the state. "… Probablythere will come a point in the next year or two where we'll say, 'Yeah… let's take it statewide.'"

If the Department of I and I could get cell phone service statewide, that would be cool.

Incidentally, what's with the capitalization of "Web?" That seems weird to me.

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Cathy Resmer

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Deputy publisher Cathy Resmer is an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam, and compiles a weekly tech e-newsletter. She also oversees Seven Days' parenting publication, Kids VT, and created the Good Citizen Challenge, a youth civics initiative. Resmer began her career at Seven Days as a freelance writer in 2001. Hired... more

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