- - Monday, August 4, 2014


Regarding “Porn-surfing feds blame boredom, lack of work for misbehavior” (Web, July 31), there is an even bigger problem here that no one wants to talk about. Most of the people the article talks about are apparently doing this at work. In that case, telework poses an even bigger problem, one that makes such behavior even harder to detect.

The federal government has been pushing agencies to encourage as many employees as possible to work from home at least a few days a week. Some even mandate it. Some workers do nearly all of their work from home and seldom come into the office. Many of the U.S. Patent Office attorneys work this way all the time. If an employee is at home while on the clock, he or she can view pornography to their heart’s desire and not have it detected so long as they do not use their government equipment.


Commander, Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps (retired)




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