Aimed at telecommuters, the Department of Defense (DoD) has released a lightweight Linux distro aimed at telecommuters who need a secure VPN connection to their government websites.
The distro, called “Lightweight Portable Security” boots directly from a CD or Flash Drive, requiring no installation from the end user. While this is typical of most linux distros, it also comes packaged with a modified Firefox browser that accepts Common Access Cards and other physical authentication mechanisms that other distros may not support out of the box.
This is a good alternative for employees to use instead of their own operating system. The DoD can ensure employees are all on the same page by running their own Linux operating system. Since storage is not persistent, a simple reboot would wipe any malware that managed to make its way onto the system. If this is available for public download I will definitely be looking into this.