President Obama has started to relax some of the technology use policies within the government, as more and more federal workers have opted to use the iPhone and iPad in place of devices like the Blackberry and PC.

The flashy consumer products that have been adopted in the corporate workforce — upending BlackBerrys for iPhones, Microsoft Outlook for Gmail, and lately laptops for iPads — are now invading the federal government. The State Department. The Army. The Department of Veterans Affairs. NASA.

The list of supporting government agencies goes on and on. Federal workers have found they're more mobile and less tied down when using devices like the iPad instead of being strapped to a desktop PC -- some even preferring the tablet over working on a standard laptop computer.

Even Obama, a longtime [Crackberry has ditched his Blackberry and instead totes around an iPad for productivity and connectivity, suggesting a driving force not only from front-line workers, but also from top officials. This indicates the iOS platform is further strengthening Apple's role in the workplace and among federal agencies, which is always considered a good thing in our book.

Any corporate or federal workers seeing these changes in the workplace? Let us know what you think in the comments!

[Washington Post via Daring Fireball]