Letter: Core competency reconsidered

Regarding "Kelman: Too many contractors?" -- Anyone who truly believes that information technology is not a core competency in government, especially in the Defense Department, has blinders on. The government can no longer operate without its software systems. There are no longer sufficient government employees to get the job done manually, and the tools used to do the job manually in the past no longer exist, in most cases. If that doesn't suggest a core competency, I don't know what does.


Anonymous


What do you think? Post a comment (registration required), or send your comment to [email protected] and we will post it for you.

Featured

  • Federal 100 Awards
    Federal 100 logo

    Nominations for the 2021 Fed 100 are now being accepted

    The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31.

  • Government Innovation Awards
    Government Innovation Awards - https://governmentinnovationawards.com

    Congratulations to the 2020 Rising Stars

    These early-career leaders already are having an outsized impact on government IT.

Stay Connected