Commentary

Contractors Respond to Proposed Federal De-Privatization

Federal Computer Week notes a heated discussion amongst its readers regarding President Obama’s proposal to bring over 33,000 defense contractor jobs in-house, and it offers a summary of both sides’ views in this interesting read. Both positions certainly merit consideration, but for me, the money line was on the contractors’ side:

Converting contractor jobs to in-house positions is not the answer to ineffective government. Getting rid of non-performing feds is.

Leonard Gilroy is vice president of government reform at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. He also serves as senior managing director of the Pension Integrity Project at Reason Foundation, which assists policymakers and other stakeholders in designing, analyzing and implementing public sector pension reforms.