Time For Congress Folks To Go Digital
from the about-time dept
Two separate agencies that supply Congress with important reports, have simultaneously recognized that they're wasting a ton of money printing up reports for Congress critters each year. Both the Government Accountability Office (the GAO) and the Office of Management and Budget have announced plans to stop printing out the reports they deliver to Congress. Instead, they'll be delivered electronically, saving the agencies somewhere around a combined $0.5 million/year in printing costs. That's a tiny amount in the grand scheme of things, and you might argue that Congress will simply spend that (or maybe even more, given the way they spend) taking the electronic copies and printing them out themselves -- but it certainly seems like a reasonable point for Congress members to at least start recognizing that there's a digital age going on out there.