Letters to the editor
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
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