While the recent attention to cost comparisons could lead to more insourcing, there's a subtext in the OFPP's position that could be good news for small firms.
Option periods, new contracts more likely to feel the brunt of sequestration budget cuts, Pentagon controller says.
In determining whether to hire contractors or use agency employees, the price in dollars and cents is only one part of the cost.
As the window narrows for government leaders to undo sequestration's automatic spending cuts, leaders are ramping up opposition to the measure and warning of the grave impact that the cuts would bring. But other groups are taking a different tack, suggesting that at least some of the cuts could be beneficial for the nation.
A notice issued Feb. 20 formally starts the clock on implementing measures to save money that will be necessary under sequestration. Among them: Hundreds of thousands of DOD employees could be forced to take unpaid time off for at least the remainder of the fiscal year.
Companies that are too big to qualify for small-business advantages, yet too small to compete seriously against major corporations, may get some help from Congress.
Agencies are using social media tools in increasingly creative ways; measuring their impact is the next needed step.
No longer on GAO's high-risk list, interagency contracting stands ready to play a role in a procurement culture shift, according to experts including Roger Waldron of the Coalition for Government Procurement.
In his State of the Union address, Obama called for a smarter government. Our readers have some ideas about how to get there.
One of only two areas that GAO removed from its high-risk list, interagency contracting has improved considerably since 2005, officials say.
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