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  •  Government Functions Need to be Done BY Government (15+ / 0-)

    Building airplanes and ships, okay, but DOING government shit is what Government is for.

    I don't like Intelligence being contracted either.

    Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.

    by The Baculum King on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 05:02:21 AM PDT

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    •  Government does (5+ / 0-)

      not and will never attract the best and the brightest when it comes to IT. They simply don't pay enough in a field where the best and the brightest have much more lucrative, more hassle free contracts to choose from.

      Many here don't seem to understand what you go through to get a government contract. The rules and the regulations are insane and arcane. It is a mountain of work just to get your application in. As an independent contractor I won a few state bids, years ago. Stopped going after them. Not worth it.

      Ask yourself why the Obama campaign was able to roll out the stupendous technology they did in both campaigns. It was because they were not ham strung by government procurement procedures or budget battles.  

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 07:00:36 AM PDT

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