From the message board, we learn,
ON 22 APR 09 . . . THE LEGAL PROGRAM WILL CONDUCT TRAINING INTEGRATING THE LSC INTO THE EXISTING STRUCTURES OF THE LEGAL PROGRAM AND HOW THE PROGRAM AS A WHOLE WILL PROVIDE LEGAL SERVICES TO THE MODERNIZED ORGANIZATION. ALL MEMBERS OF THE LEGAL PROGRAM ARE INVITED TO ATTEND, BUT FUNDING IS LIMITED. THOSE NOT IN RECEIPT OF HQ FUNDING ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND AT UNIT EXPENSE.Wouldn't this be the perfect opportunity to try some web-based meeting tools with streaming video? And then,
THE FOLLOWING DAY TRAINING WILL FOCUS ON THE IMPACT OF MODERNIZATION ON THE COMMANDS THE LEGAL PROGRAM SERVICES. REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LOGISTICS AND SERVICE CENTERS, FORCECOM, AND OPCOM ARE SCHEDULED TO ATTEND. I INVITE ATTENDANCE BY ANY REPRESENTATIVES OF ANY COMMAND THROUGHOUT THE SERVICE AT THIS SESSION TO DISCUSS ISSUES OF COMMON CONCERN. THE LEGAL PROGRAM CAN PROVIDE TRAVEL FUNDING ONLY FOR THOSE DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN PRESENTATION, BUT ALL ATTENDEES ARE WELCOME. COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW CLIENT COMMANDS WILL DO BUSINESS IN THE MODERNIZED SERVICE, INCLUDING WHAT IS CHANGING, AND WHAT IS NOT, WILL ENABLE THE LEGAL PROGRAM AND LSC TO PROVIDE SEAMLESS DELIVERY OF APPROPRIATE LEGAL SERVICES THROUGHOUT THIS PERIOD OF TRANSITION AND BEYOND.If the Secretary wasn't talking about doing things like this cheaper, I'm not sure what she was talking about.
It's going to take increased IT infrastructure and a dedication to redoubling our efforts at reducing waste and increasing efficiencies.
It is, indeed, time for a new way of doing business... or just waiting out senior leadership. What will it be?