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Nov 28, 2011


Scott Amey

Here's the White House's statement on those issues:

Contracting Closely Associated Government Functions. The Administration opposes section 741 of the Senate bill, which would require civilian agencies to ensure, to the maximum extent practicable, that contracts do not include functions that are closely associated with inherently governmental functions. Agencies should not be expected to stop using contractors to perform these functions, as long as the agency is giving adequate management attention to ensure contractors are not impinging on the agency's inherently governmental responsibilities. The proposed requirement to collect "cost data" should also be stricken as it would be unnecessarily burdensome on contractors without commensurate benefit.


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