There are two major issues I believe can save the government not only money, but on the amount of security violations. 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 »
Require managers and directors to reduce government travel 20% by using Live Meeting or video messaging or Skype. I see alot of waste for team meetings etc. that could be done via live meeting or even conference calls. Also reduce the use of hotel conference rooms etc for meetings and use facilities that are leased or owned by the government that have conference space already rather than paying for space. Start looking... more »
We spend large amounts of money for travel for aour Mangers to communicate with other Senior Managers.
Use video telecons like we all use on skype to reduce the need for travel. I would suggest that 80 to 90 persent of the travel budget could be eliminated.
Millions of dollars are spent each year on travel for Federal employees to give face-to-face presentations. For example, many agencies have Speakers Bureaus. Individual speakers travel to classrooms, community groups, and other local events to engage with their audience. The use of Skype would still allow for experts to present talks via the internet and engage with audiences. This would save a great deal of Federal employee... more »
If you took half of the amount of money spent on travel you could easily upgrade every office, cubicle and meeting room to HD TVs, monitors, cameras, webcams headphones, mics, VOIP, etc., and greatly reduce the need for travel. This should be driven top down by the senior leadership and management generations as something that needs to start now as part of a long term vision to implement before fuel prices make travel... more »
I know folks like to travel - but - in the Federal Gov't folks travel "just because they can" and the money is there - many trips are unnecessary to complete the mission. Extra "offsite" meetings at resorts, shopping for conferences just to go to a fun city for a week, travelling 3000 miles for a 2 hour meeting, all that is nice - but it's paid by taxpayer money and in this time of need that's where there is a lot of... more »