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ORAU and Florida Institute of Technology partnering to study workplace restrictions on personal mobile devices

January 11, 2018

No personal mobile devices

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—According to CNN, Secretary of Defense James Mattis is actively considering banning U.S. military and civilian personnel from bringing their personal cell phones in the Pentagon, the world's largest office building, following revelations that a fitness tracking app could pose security risks for U.S. troops. Mattis's consideration comes after a White House ban on personal mobile devices that went into effect earlier this month. These are just the latest workplaces considering or enforcing prohibitions on the use of personal mobile devices or restricting access to social media during the work day.

ORAU and the Florida Institute of Technology are teaming up to conduct a survey of people in this situation. Are you restricted from using personal mobile devices or accessing social media where you work? If yes, we would like to hear from you.

Take the survey


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