Federal road warriors have offices on-the-go

That Starbucks around the corner can mean big savings for federal agencies seeking to provide virtual workplaces for their employees, especially those who travel long distances between a job site and the office.

The Labor Department, NASA, and the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) are spending on mobile gear to allow workers to move to telework – with savings potentially in the millions, reports the Federal Times.

For example, DCMA plans to save $5 million by 2014 by ditching all but 1,000 of its 13,000 desktop computers, the article said.

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