Conducts meetings over video enhanced internet phone companies like Skype to eliminate on-site meetings. There will be money saved on travel, meals, and lodging .
Overseas we are forced to use only US airline carriers or their equivalent for TDY. In Germany this means Miles and More partners of which United is a partner. These airlines are the most expensive. The inability to use other options cost the government to use more expensive flights. The ability to use other, cheaper airlines is not possible with this policy.