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 senior managing director of the Pension Integrity Project and vice president at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. The Pension Integrity Project assists policymakers and other stakeholders in designing, analyzing and implementing public sector pension reforms.