Department of the Interior Reconnects


You can’t make this stuff up.

Earlier this month, a federal judge’s ruling lifted a seven-year court order that prevented 10,000 federal employees in hundreds of offices nationwide to be connected to the Internet at their desks.  he employees work for five agencies within the U.S. Department of the Interior, with the Bureau of Indian Affair being one.

The ruling came out of a class-action suit brought by Native Americans who charge the Interior Department has botched trust records and accounts dealing with their land.  Employees will now be connected to the Internet and email at their computers, and will no longer be forced to leave their desks to use a set of limited number of computers and fax machines.

Sp much for government working in the connected age.

Hat Tip: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington