Continuity, telework and cybersecurity training should be given to all new Members of Congress.

While many House offices were unprepared for the sudden and extended period of remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, freshman Members needed extra guidance due to their lack of institutional experience. Guidance on preparing an office COOP should be provided in new Member orientation, as well as at the beginning of each new session of Congress for Members on an as-needed basis. In addition to COOP guidance, new Members should receive the rigorous cybersecurity training, as previously recommended by the Committee, including information on the risks of working in a remote environment.

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