Letter: Oversight should be applied to Congress
Regarding "Report: Contractors should get more oversight
for identifying the Center for American Progress as a liberal think
tank giving voice at the end of the article to some of the dubiousness
and political bias of the report.
As a contractor, I can tell
you that what contracting officers need is more experienced technical
reps (COTR) supporting them, as they are a professional workforce
already — in the narrow sense of knowing how to implement acquisition
rules. Also, the "sunshine" Congress is talking about needs to be
directed inward, on their own institution, where much of the corruption
begins (like with the 2006 law you mentioned).
everyone's salary/wages to a government agency seems quite an invasion
of privacy of the individual workers — isn't this the same government
that routinely loses millions of sensitive files every year?
Performance based contracting was supposed to make the relationship
cleaner between government and contractors, wasn't it?AnonymousWhat do you think? Paste a comment in the box below (registration required), or send your comment to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: Blog comment) and we'll post it.