President Obama walks his talk. One of his goals: to streamline government.
A couple of recent actions he has taken are inline with this goal. Several weeks ago, he appointed a Chief Technology Officer and Chief Performance Officer to look at ways to cut costs, and made a request to all cabinet officers to find a way to eliminate $100 M from their budgets by finding new efficiencies.
As an Adobe Community Expert, one of my favorite cost-saving measures implemented by Obama, is the U.S. Department of State use of Adobe Connect Pro. Through Adobe Connect, this geographically dispersed organization can save a substantial amount in travel costs by meeting ‘virtually’ online.
High-profile users that I am aware of? Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used Connect Pro for her historic meeting with the European Parliament.
The cool part? They’re not just using Connect Pro – their getting into it! Adobe Connect Pro allows for a wide range of customization in virtual ‘room-layouts’, graphics, and widgets. The Department of State has become a power-user in this area.
I’m happy to see the Obama Administration delivering on their promises of streamlining government, openness, transparency – and a commitment to using technology to achieve these goals.