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Remote Access for Staff

Remote access provides the ability to access a computer or a network from a remote location. For example, remote access provides support to individuals who participate in telecommuting/teleworking programs or individuals who need to access the network while on travel. It is an important aspect of many NIEHS staff members' requirements.

Network Account Problems?

NIH Help Desk or call 866-319-4357

Remote Access Options at NIEHS

The Office of Information Technology understands that there is not a one-size-fits all approach when it comes to accessing your government information remotely. That is why we support a variety of different remote access options. Each option has its own benefits, as described in the matrix below. For more information about each option, please click on the name of the option.

Remote Access Option Requirements Approved Device Usage Access
Citrix Any Citrix compatible device, personal or federal

All functionality of your office workstation

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Cisco AnyConnect software
  • PIV Card
  • PIV Card reader
  • Internet access
A government furnished computer (GFE) or contractor furnished computer (CFE) with the NIEHS VPN Profile

All functionality of your office workstation

*Webmail -
  • Internet access
Any device, personal or federal Only government email
NIH Library Remote Access
  • Internet access
Any device, personal or federal NIH Library electronic resources, including journals, eBooks, and databases

*Link good through April 21, 2017

After April 21, 2017, please refer to more specific guidance from email and the Junction.

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