Bill would give feds home PCs

Bill would give feds home PCs

Hoping to promote a technologically proficient work force, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) this month sponsored a bill calling for a free home PC with an Internet connection for every federal worker.

The Federal Workforce Digital Access Act would give PCs to all employees in the executive, legislative and judicial branches who have been in their jobs at least a year. Ford Motor Co. and Delta Air Lines have initiated similar programs.

'Efforts are under way to create an electronic government,' Cummings said. 'This program provides federal employees with the resources to help create and maintain a technologically savvy and creative work force'one that creates and supports e-government.'

The bill, H 4232, is before the House Government Reform Committee.

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