Allow applicants from anywhere to be able to interview from anywhere! Use the internet to connect interviewers and interviewees face to face with a simple webcam. This would allow for someone in Alaska to interview for a job in Washington DC. This would save travel costs and give us a wider applicant pool.
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 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 »
Install webcams and associated communication software on government and contractor computers in order to save travel dollars, and have remote face-to-face communications. This is an effective way for geographically dispersed people to interact. This mode of communication is particularly useful for people who have hearing loss and rely on speech-reading (viewing the lips, tongue, and jaw) and non-verbal communication (facial... more »
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.