Letter to the Editor

FCW has published many articles about NMCI, the new outsourcing IT effort in the Navy, but always in a positive light.

There are so many negative issues with this contract — why aren't there more articles discussing the negative aspects of this contract? If you keep printing a positive spin to this effort, your readers may get the illusion this is a good contract, when in my view, we are headed for the cliff.

The high-tech users in our technology labs are being traumatized. At my facility, the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, the government was not allowed to compete against the proposed contractor, now Electronic Data Systems Corp. This gives the perception of unfair labor practices. Given the chance, this facility might have been able to underbid EDS for IT services by a wide margin.

I, for one, am not a lemming.

Name withheld upon request

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