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Telework history

The man considered to be the “father of telework” worked with which federal agency?

B. Air Force

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Answer: B

According to GSA, the earliest effort to generate a federal telework program occurred in the early 1960's when Jack Nilles teleworked from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., while working as a consulting rocket scientist to the US Air Force Space Program and NASA.  Nilles also is credited with coining the terms “telecommuting” and “teleworking."

Source: GSA: "The Evolution of Telework in the Federal Government"

Posted by FederalSoup Staff on Apr 24, 2014 at 7:41 AM

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