This appendix establishes the policy for the acquisition, management, and use of studio types of video teleconferencing, facilities, and systems.
Through the information revolution, USDA employees have gained access to more information than ever before. This wealth of information has helped USDA to carry-out important programs. At the same time, USDA is being asked to do more with less money. Video teleconferencing permit USDA agency or staff office personnel to have live exchanges of information without the lost time and high cost of traveling to attend a face-to-face meeting in a distant city. Video teleconferencing offers many beneficial applications including training and distance learning, data collaboration, telecommuting, large and small meetings, and informational broadcasts.