NEWS | No Apple Watches or Fitbits Kelly tells West Wing staff

NEWS | No Apple Watches or Fitbits Kelly tells West Wing staff

Published: 19:34 EST, 10 January 2018 | Updated: 21:52 EST, 10 January 2018 Chief of Staff John Kelly’s electronics ban goes even further than anticipated, as West Wing staffers will be barred from bringing ‘any portable device that emits an electric signal’ to work. ABC News received a copy of an internal memo sent to staff from Kelly on Wednesday, which indicated that personal cell phones would be banned come January 16, but also laptops, smartwatches – like the Apple Watch or Fitbit – and ‘devices with WiFi, Bluetooth, radio or cellular capabilities.’ All employees electronics equipment must be issued by the White House Communications Agency, or else, the memo warned.  White House Chief of Staff John Kelly sent a memo around Wednesday to West Wing staff telling them their personal electronics were banned from work  Personal cell phones of staffers will no longer be allowed in the Oval Office or other parts of the West Wing, starting on January 16 ‘Violations of this policy by EOP staff are security incidents that may indicate knowing, willful, or negligent conduct in violation of security policy and may therefore result in disciplinary action and, for other Federal employees and visitors, may include being indefinitely prohibited from entering the White House complex,’ the memo said. The policy, which a senior administration official verified for ABC News, is intended ‘to protect White House information technology infrastructure from compromise and sensitive or classified information from unauthorized access or dissemination.’ President Trump’s aides had previously been told they shouldn’t use their personal phones for official government business. Kelly told West Wing staffers to leave the contraband at home, in their cars or in their offices located outside the West Wing.  Aides like Stephen Miller, seen typing on his phone before a meeting last February, will only be allowed to carry around the West Wing government-sanctioned equipment  Counselor to the Presid…

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