Additional capabilities offer relief for teleworkers during COVID-19
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – Telework capabilities are expanding offering much relief for Wright-Patt personnel who are currently working from home due to COVID-19.
The Department of Defense is providing a temporary collaboration of capabilities for at home workers through the Commercial Virtual Remote environment. Without requiring Virtual Private Network connections, CVR provides commercially accessible versions of Microsoft Teams, SharePoint online, OneDrive and Skype for over four million DoD users outside the Air Force network.
Lt. Col. Jeff Crépeau, 88th Communications Squadron commander, stated that these services will be deployed in phases to approximately 250K users a day over the next several weeks and will be enabled to be used on both government and personal computers as well as mobile devices.
In addition to CVR, the number of VPN connections are been increased. Within the last week, 30K connections were added and over 110K connections are expected to be available by Monday, Apr 6.
Crépeau added that scheduled increases will continue to total over 200K VPN connections with the potential to reach 380K.
All additional capabilities added are AF approved solutions and many do not require any software installation on computers. However, some do have mobile applications that can be downloaded to complement their use.
For more information on teleworking guidance and a list of telework capabilities go to the “Employee Resources” tab on the Wright-Patt COVID-19 information page at www.wpafb.af.mil/coronavirus. The list of capabilities will be updated as new solutions are approved.