This is pretty cool: the Navy is experimenting with telecommuting as a way to reduce costs and retain career sailors. They're starting with an extremely small and structured roll out (six positions total throughout the whole operation), but it is yet another bit of momentum on the growing trend toward telecommuting wherever possible.
Because isn't that really the ideal? Any person in a position that can be done remotely should be offered the option of performing those duties remotely. When everyone is doing it as much as possible, then it's not a special privilege any more and we're all happy, saving gas, and spending our time working not sitting in traffic.