DoD renews push against converting in-house work to contractors

Monday - 12/12/2011, 5:47pm EST

Rob Burton, partner, Venable law firm

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Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Jo Ann Rooney has reminded Pentagon staff about the moratorium on A-76 competitions — a public-private contest to determine the best option for federal work. And it may go governmentwide.

Congress has added a ban on conversions of in-house work to contracted work to the fiscal 2012 Financial Services and General Governmentwide appropriations bill, according to a recent Government Executive report.

Rob Burton, a partner at Venable law firm, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what this means for industry.