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Defense policy bill could affect insourcing efforts

At Government Exec.com

By Robert Brodsky rbrodsky@govexec.com June 21, 2010

Many federal service contractors could see their jobs brought back in-house if provisions in the House and Senate Defense authorization bills are passed into law, according to an industry group.

The House version of the policy measure includes an amendment sponsored by Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., that would give “special consideration” to federal employees for any function that has been performed by a government worker during the past decade, was awarded without competition, is closely associated with an inherently governmental task, or that the private sector has performed poorly during the past five years.

The Sarbanes amendment also would prohibit insourcing quotas unless they were based on research or analysis, ask officials to give consideration to using federal employees for new functions, and require agencies to take inventories of their service contracts to determine which should not be outsourced.  Read the whole article here

June 22, 2010 Posted by | Civilian Contractors, Contingency Contracting, Wartime Contracting | , , , , | Leave a comment