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Defense Dept. in-sourcing should come to an end

Cost-cutting and greater efficiency in government. What’s not to like about that, especially in these times? Nothing, of course, unless the people in charge flub it. Which is pretty much what happened over at the Defense Department after the Obama administration announced it was going to start in-sourcing some of the work typically awarded to… Continue Reading Defense Dept. in-sourcing should come to an end

Want to keep jobs around? Throw out insourcing

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The Department of Defense’s policy of insourcing — using government resources instead of private-sector contractors — should be scrapped immediately. Insourcing doesn’t save the kind of money officials envisioned it would, and, more importantly, it’s hurting the local defense-contracting industry and the economy in general. Last year, the Obama administration announced that the Defense Department… Continue Reading Want to keep jobs around? Throw out insourcing

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‘Insourcing’ still threatens defense firms

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The federal government spent the past two years shifting defense contracting jobs from the private to the public sector in an effort to save money, a practice it now acknowledges doesn’t work. It’s still happening, however, and companies in the Springs are feeling the pain. Known as “insourcing,” the policy ended eight years of a… Continue Reading ‘Insourcing’ still threatens defense firms

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