Survey: Feds, Contractors Say Travel Cuts will Hurt Collaboration

From Federal Times | September 24, 2013

Federal employees and contractors say that travel restrictions will harm best practices and collaboration between government and industry, according to a survey released Tuesday.

About 62 percent believe they will have problems maintaining best practices while 72 percent believe collaboration between government and industry will suffer, according to a survey of 544 federal employees and contractors by research firm Market Connections and communications firm Boscobel Marketing Communications.

The travel restrictions were in response to an April 2012 inspector general report that detailed a 2010 General Services Administration conference that cost $823,000 and forced out the agency’s top leaders.

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