The Trump administration on Monday directed federal agencies to expand telework to their staffs outside the D.C. region as services to the public began to contract to limit the spread of the coronavirus.Following Sunday’s guidance to offer work from home to as many of the 300,000 Washington-area federal employees as they could, the White House budget office told agencies to offer remote work to additional employees across the country in areas with significant virus outbreaks.The expanded telework to clear out federal buildings came as the government began shifting to more of an emergency footing than it had to fight the pandemic. The Defense Department quickly found its computer networks overwhelmed by employees trying to connect to its servers from home through virtual private networks — and the loads were prompting cyberattacks, officials said Monday.White House officials told agency leaders to make sure they were prepared to quickly scale back operations as employees either call in sick or are absent because they cannot work from home — or staffing face-to-face public services becomes too risky, according to administration officials with knowledge of these conversations.The still-uneven telework policy led 26 Senate Democrats, led by Sen. Chris Van Hollen (Md.), to send a


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