A handful of administration officials have been chatting with the press about the ban in the last couple of days, including White House chief of staff John Kelly, whose smartphone was reportedly hacked by foreign operatives.
Lower-level officials support a ban, the report added, but others worry it could yield disruptive unintended consequences, including being accused of abusing government resources if forced to place personal calls on White House-issued phones.
The White House already takes considerable precautions with wireless devices, including a requirement for officials to leave phones in cupboards outside of meeting rooms where sensitive or classified information is discussed.
It is yet to be decided by top officials of this ban will be imposed or not.
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Personal devices could become compromised outside of the White House, however, and then potentially exploited once they return to the premises.
People opposed to the idea also note that government record-keeping requirements mean that records of personal calls placed to and from a work mobile phone would be archived and eventually made public. Mobile phone security has been a persistent issue for the White House, and at times some top officials have also anxious about staff using their personal devices to communicate with news reporters.
Phones issued by the White House are hardened by the government and aren't able to send text messages, Bloomberg reported.
Security priorities may override those concerns. The Trump administration has been plagued by leaks, which is one of the reasons why they want to consider banning personal phones at work.
Kelly himself was hit by hackers earlier this year, when his personal phone was compromised.