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Can Agencies Save $121 Billion in Telework?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Wideman Apr 8, 2013. 4 Replies

recently released report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute reveals that on…Continue

Tags: govIT, gov2.0, govtech, telework, efficiency

Can Technology Improve Citizen Service?

Started Mar 12, 2013 0 Replies

For many citizens in need of government assistance, the process of applying and qualifying for services can be long and difficult. Could using technology like video collaboration improve the way…Continue

Tags: local, munipal, govtech, government, govIT

Can Furloughs Be Avoided With IT?

Started Mar 5, 2013 0 Replies

The furloughs of civilian DoD employees as a result of the sequester could impact military readiness, services for soldiers and local economies. A…Continue

Tags: sequestration, budget, furloughs, teleconferencing, military

How is your agency fighting the flu?

Started Jan 16, 2013 0 Replies

The flu is in full force this year. A recent article I saw on Forbes reports that over 2,000 people have already been hospitalized from the virus this year.This time of year often results in two…Continue

Tags: recovery, response, disaster, preparedness, business

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Melissa Wideman replied to Calista Rollogas's discussion 'Can Agencies Save $121 Billion in Telework?'
"Do you really want your employees to be "reproductive" while at work? ;) Just giving you a hard time. I assume you mean productive, but you gave me a good chuckle."
Apr 8, 2013
EH Rice replied to Calista Rollogas's discussion 'Can Agencies Save $121 Billion in Telework?'
"Can they save $121 Billion, the short answer is no!  And why should they?  It's not their money it's the worker's that decided to live and work in a large metropolitan are where the traffic is always jammed up. …"
Apr 7, 2013
Terrence (Terry) Hill replied to Calista Rollogas's discussion 'Can Agencies Save $121 Billion in Telework?'
"Maybe not in the billions but agencies can save millions in real estate cost, information technology, and transit subsidies by allowing more employees to telework more often and use their own devices. Commuting costs are mainly paid by employees so…"
Apr 7, 2013
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Henry Brown replied to Calista Rollogas's discussion 'Can Agencies Save $121 Billion in Telework?'
"Going to be somewhat contrarian... "So what if the employee has to spend 5 hours a day getting to work and has to spend 20 dollars a day for gas, it doesn't cost me anything, they are still required to work 8 hours a day for the…"
Apr 7, 2013
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Can Agencies Save $121 Billion in Telework?

recently released report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute reveals that on average, Americans waste $818 in time and fuel per year sitting in traffic. That comes out to $121 billion in wasted time and fuel for the entire nation. In total, 5.5 billion hours were wasted commuting in 2011.Living in the DC area where we are routinely named as one of the most congested areas in the…See More
Apr 5, 2013
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Can Technology Improve Citizen Service?

For many citizens in need of government assistance, the process of applying and qualifying for services can be long and difficult. Could using technology like video collaboration improve the way citizens apply for services while also helping state and municipal governments to be more effective and efficient? That's the focus of a recent article. With…See More
Mar 12, 2013
Calista Rollogas posted a discussion

Can Furloughs Be Avoided With IT?

The furloughs of civilian DoD employees as a result of the sequester could impact military readiness, services for soldiers and local economies. A recent article, discusses how cost cutting could be done with IT instead of by furloughs.Do you believe that technology can can prevent or lessen the extent of furloughs? How has technology increased efficiency or reduced costs…See More
Mar 5, 2013
Calista Rollogas posted a discussion

How is your agency fighting the flu?

The flu is in full force this year. A recent article I saw on Forbes reports that over 2,000 people have already been hospitalized from the virus this year.This time of year often results in two situations that I try to avoid at all costs. The first is being down a man (or two) with deadlines looming and business continuity at risk. The second is going into the office healthy and leaving infected as a result of a coworker, and then becoming the cause of the first situation.Many organizations…See More
Jan 16, 2013
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Is video a parachute for agencies careening off the fiscal cliff?

News stories about the upcoming fiscal cliff have become so prevalent that it’s safe to say Americans would have to be completely off the grid to not be aware of the situation facing our country. Ultimately, looming sequestration - which threatens to cut over $1 trillion from federal budgets – combined with the approaching expiration of multiple tax cuts have political and economic pundits bracing for a decrease in spending from the government and consumers alike that could dip our nation back…See More
Nov 27, 2012
Calista Rollogas posted a blog post

Best Practices for VTC in the Classroom

Video teleconferencing can offer exceptional benefits to students in the classroom through virtual field trips and one-on-one interactions with experts and others around the world. While many administrators see video as the future of education, many teachers are reluctant to embrace the technology.  A common fear is that incorporating VTC in the classroom would require a complete rewrite of lesson plans and an overhaul of teaching methods.Do you have experience using VTC in the classroom? Do…See More
Nov 13, 2012
Eric Koch liked Calista Rollogas's blog post 'Are federal agencies effectively utilizing technology for disaster response and recovery?'
Nov 9, 2012

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Current Title:
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Current Agency or Organization
Strategic Communications Group
What Best Describes Your Role?
Communications
Educational Background (Degree, School):
B.S. Communication Studies
Topics I Care About
Budget, Career, Communications, Fun Stuff, Gov 2.0, IT (Cloud Open Source), Leadership, Performance Mgmt, Project / Program Mgmt, Telework
My favorite public servant is:
Our men and women in uniform.

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Best Practices for VTC in the Classroom

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 3:42pm 0 Comments

Video teleconferencing can offer exceptional benefits to students in the classroom through virtual field trips and one-on-one interactions with experts and others around the world. While many administrators see video as the future of education, many teachers are reluctant to embrace the technology.  A common fear is that incorporating VTC in the classroom would require a complete rewrite of lesson plans and an overhaul of teaching methods.



Do you have experience using VTC in the…

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Are federal agencies effectively utilizing technology for disaster response and recovery?

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 3:14pm 2 Comments

Last week, the entire east coast was rocked by  Sandy.  Now, a week later, life is starting to return to normal in some neighborhoods. Many, however, especially in New York and New Jersey, still remain without power, homes and in need of help.



Many key decision makers, however, are not geographically located in the areas that were hardest hit and are often not part of the team of first responders on the ground. For situations like these, unified communications (UC) like video…

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Can Video Increase Military Coordination Between Nations?

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 3:14pm 0 Comments

Keeping the lines of communication and collaboration open between these nations and their militaries is a struggle under the best of conditions. However, the ongoing economic situation is impacting each and every member nation to some degree and at some level. This means that budgets need to be cut, every cent needs to be accounted for and physical face-to-face meetings between the military decision makers from multiple countries simply aren’t affordable.

It’s for this reason that…

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Celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 1:45pm 0 Comments

Cyber security is a hot topic among the private and public sector, especially as the consumerization of IT continues to grow as a trend and business tool. And although the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 failed to become a law, the need for strong cyber security measures, particularly within the federal government, has not diminished. If anything, the need has grown, particularly with the prevalence of the increasingly-mobile employee and BYOD.

This month kicks off the ninth year of…

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