Instead of spending massive amounts of money for high end teleconference systems the govt should use webcams when possible. For example my workplace pays for thousands of Tandberg licenses and very expensive VTC equipment instead of allowing us to use a 10 dollar webcam. We already have social network programs installed on the network which allows for webcam collaboration.
Another services is Defense Connect Online (DCO) which utilitzed web-based adobe connect on the backend. This excellent service is already available to government organizations on multiple networks with NO cost to participants.... more »
Over the years DoD has spent a lot of money fielding VTC capability (classified and unclassified), but a lot of "nice-to-have" travel still occurs--particularly to Washington, D.C. Travellers and their supervisors should have to state that VTC capability is NOT available with their planned destination. This could be ideal for conducting short seminars or other small-group meetings.
These hearings are administrative in nature and published regulations already allow for these hearings to include telephone testimony, so adjusting to video teleconferencing... more »
1. The current process of processing citizenship applications within United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is archaic. The current process requires hard-copies of applications, personal information and other information to be physically mailed out and stored for applicants. This... more »
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