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Following are responses to an FCW.com poll question that asked "Do you support limiting DOD's ability to buy services through the GSA schedule?"

I don't understand why we started a General Services Administration to begin with. If for control, it's been a failure. If for budgeting, it can be handled in different ways.

To me, it's always been an inner-government middleman that served no purpose but to have more federal employees. I have never seen any benefit.

Lee Gibbs Department of Veterans Affairs

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If the White House plans to restrict its use, the Defense Department is by far the largest productive government agency, and GSA should be closed.

I cannot surmise a reason to limit DOD use of GSA other than politicians succumbing to lobbyists representing companies that do not offer pricing that would get them listed by GSA.

Houston Hammac JE/Sverdrup Technology

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