Some government offices now deny individual travel--business must be done by Skype or teleconferencing. This would produce great savings, not just for obvious travel costs, but also for administrative costs to produce and obtain multiple approvals for travel orders and vouchers.
We have scientific collaborators and shipboard operations around the globe - using Skype for telecommunications would save the taxpayers money and enhance our scienctists ability to pariticipate in international meetings. Congress is now allowed to use Skype - let's broaden the scope and SAVE MONEY!
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 .
Allow new job applicants to interview via the internet through a webcam. Job interviews can be very expensive, not only for the applicant but also for the Federal Government. Utilizing a webcam can still provide interviewers with a face to face interaction. And, it would allow access to very qualified applicants from remote areas that would not be able to afford a plane flight.
If the VA around America could Skype with Veterans it would save cost. The cost of Veterans driving long distances, and being paid travel pay. Money that is spent on time waiting in a waiting room to be seen. Some veterans have computer access at their homes and being able to Skype ( which is Free) would same time and money for the Federal Government.