Tag Archives: insourcing

Rep. Mick Mulvaney Lobbies for Ban on In-sourcing

A Republican congressman is lobbying the Obama administration to ban cost-based in-sourcing, requesting agencies to publish their rationale for in-sourcing contractor jobs and to allow the public to comment on these decisions. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), chairman of the Small Business Committee’s contracting and workforce subcommittee, presided over a hearing …

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Insourcing: Who is Watching the Watchers?

With federal deficits rapidly spiraling out of control, it’s no surprise that policy makers in Washington are floating a range of ideas to rein in budgets and bring more accountability. To date, DoD’s policy has centered around the creation of public-private partnerships (PPPs) and a performance-based approach to logistics (PBL). …

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Jacques Gansler: “Global war” on contractors must stop

For anyone with a bone to pick about defense contracting, it’s a familiar quote to cite: Back in 1961, during his farewell address to the nation, Dwight Eisenhower warned, “We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.” But there’s another part …

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Is insourcing a mandate? Does it rest on “fuzzy math”?

In the midst of the whole insourcing conversation, one point often gets overlooked. “The Obama administration doesn’t have a specific, explicit, or even implicit insourcing agenda,” says Stan Soloway, president and CEO of Professional Services Council. “The objective,” he adds, “is to ensure you’re doing inherently governmental functions within the …

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In-Sourcing: Are GovCon’s Fears Justified?

While in-sourcing might make some in the government contracting community nervous, the great tribulation expected by the private sector hasn’t hit as hard as some noted industry watchers had anticipated.  But recent review of OMB activity shows there is definite cause for concern. Many large contractors were worried recently over …

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