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The seven deadly sins of insourcing: A request for comments

The Obama administration has made it clear that many jobs being handled by contractors need to be brought back in house.

We’ve heard from numerous readers who don’t necessarily disagree with the idea, but who are worried about how the transition might be managed without making life miserable for the employees involved or without compromising the performance of essential programs.

What do you think? What are the pitfalls of insourcing and how might they be avoided? Post your thoughts as a comment on this blog. We will publish a selection of the best comments in an upcoming issue of Federal Computer Week.

Be sure to provide your e-mail so that we can contact you with any questions.

For a more contrarian view, check out our earlier article, "Report: Think twice before insourcing government work." Be sure to click on "View all comments" to see how other readers responded.

Posted by John Stein Monroe on Aug 05, 2009 at 11:05 AM


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