As I read about the response to the closure of the federal government offices again, I wonder how fed employees will deal with the pressure of working from home on a day when their family is home too? The back up plan needs to transcend telecommuting. It has to include knowledge sharing, workforce management, and teaming. Extending detail duty to occur over a larger geographic territory would be an effective way to connect with others across the country. There is too much venerability when we don't have duplication of knowledge. Empowering the federal workforce so they don't work in isolation should be a goal of social networking in this sector.