The gov't system is backward and geared toward wasted spending. If you don't spend all your money in one FY, you get cut the next - so you have all kinds of wasted buying and travelling just to use the money because it's there. Why? Because next year you may be cut and the costs could be higher so you might need it. You are rewarded for wasting. Change the system to REWARD SAVING. Telecommuting saves money and time and environment, agencies gain a smaller footprint with office sharing and teleworking, do meetings remotely, Congressionals etc give up perks such as drivers and personal cooks and large homes they don't need and the army of assistants - whenever you save, you get a reward - such as recognition or benefits. Cutting travel, building rent and maintenance, and wasted contracting alone will save millions.