Letter: Many agencies rely too much on contractors

GAO: DHS relies too much on contractors,” and this must happen governmentwide. I know it happens at the National Weather Service and the Defense Department. It is unavoidable when organizations are required to fill out a Fair Act Inventory and must put a majority (mid-GS ratings) of government staff on a list to be contracted out. I know that even people who purchase equipment and supplies are listed as slots that may be contracted. Even the people who manage property and are contractors! Local-area network and network managers are contractors. Is it any wonder that systems are compromised? When all of the middle grades are being contracted out, where are the people coming from to take the decision-making positions? Where is the continuity? Someone should start re-evaluating the A-76 process. Congress should not complain about a situation it has created.

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