I think that the federal government could save money by requiring government vehicles to run on bio diesel fuel. Agencies with cafeterias and food service areas should be required to use oil and grease waste for this purpose.
I suggest that non-violent Federal Penitentiary inmates, who are able-bodied, are permitted to work on Infrastructure Projects such as improving highways, roadways, bridges--all the crumbling bits of our highways and byways--all across the USA. This provides cheap labor and meaningful work for inmates, many of whom need/want diversions and distractions.
Allow mediators to work remotely thereby saving travel expenses and utility costs