The federal government spends an exorbitant amount of funds every year on travel and TDY. Most of the funds spent on TDY missions could be used to offset other costs for more pressing issues. There are reasons that many directors and leaders need to travel in order to satisfy mission requirements, but a majority of TDY missions for many others were/are unnecessary. Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal monies can be redirected to fund critical projects, or they can be minimized; this will help cut costs and curb spending, and will also help our government in a time when we are looking for ways to slash the deficit. Webinars are a cost-efficient way to bring people together, and a way to share information faster and efficiently. Most companies who are looking for a way to cut costs without cutting jobs are webinars. It is the wave of the future, and a great way to do business.
Idea No. 8021