Relocate government offices from DC area to lower cost of living areas. This reduces not only office leasing costs, but also employee cost of living expenses, commuting times and expenses. This concept is not limited to only NRC employees, but can be applied to any government employees that do not really need to be located in the DC area. For example, this was successfully applied to the State Department in Charleston, SC. This approach would not apply to commissioners or office heads that may need to interface with congress. Cost savings are real and measurable.
Idea No. 1204