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Obama Budget Cuts Highlight Benefits of Video Conferencing

- April 20, 2009 - 0 Comments

Today, President Obama ordered his agency heads to identify and shave a collective $100 million in administrative costs from federal programs in a budget of well over $3 trillion.

Much of the announced cuts seem like no-brainers — mostly savings on travel, office equipment and redundancy. For example, The Department of Veterans Affairs canceled or delayed 26 conferences for a savings of almost $17.8 million. VA will be relying on less costly alternatives, such as video conferencing, as ways to complete training requirements.

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