By DANA LIEBELSON
Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing on a hot topic that's only getting hotter: the cost of contractors. In this case, the hearing focused specifically on contractors in the intelligence community (IC). Among those who testified was POGO's own General Counsel, Scott Amey. For readers who didn't have the time or inclination to watch the entire hearing (which has been posted online here), we have collected some quotable quotes—and of course, check out POGO’s new contracting report if you haven’t done so already.
Daniel Gordon, Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
[Earlier this month, his office finalized a policy letter titled, Performance of Inherently Governmental and Critical Functions]
“We don’t expect to see a widespread shift away from contractors because of the policy letter, but we do think the letter will help agencies do a better job in identifying if and when rebalancing is needed, and take action.”
Dana Liebelson is POGO's Beth Daley Impact Fellow.