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Faster than the corporate sector, governmental entities were among the earliest adopters of the concept of Telework – and the technologies necessary to support it. Since the early 1990’s government has led the way, and it has not been unusual to see initiatives designed to address the need for flexible work plans, and reduce travel expenses, urban congestion, and infrastructure and real estate costs at the federal, state, and local levels. This decade, which has been marked by 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, has seen momentum build towards Telework as the imperative of continuity of operations planning (COOP) is appreciated more than ever before. The timing of a number of factors, however – new leadership mandates, the needs of workers and community, and the availability of enabling technologies – is contributing to an almost perfect storm of conditions that we believe is beginning to drive rapid adoption in both governmental and corporate workplaces.