In this age of the internet, satisfactory human interaction can be achieved through video teleconferencing if investment is made in technology toward this end. The Dept. of Energy is totally inadequate in this area, and I assume other agencies are as well. If people can see and hear each other WELL, a facsimile for human interaction can replace costly travel. Electronic deficiencies will lead to employees choosing face-to-face meetings every time where meaningful interaction is required.
Idea No. 6528