America Competes Act allows feds to hire for a specific task

Friday - 8/28/2009, 5:34pm EDT

Anu Mittal

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We all know how difficult it can be to hire people. The America Competes Act gave National Institutes of Technology the authority to hire certain people with specific skills and expertise for specific tasks. But do they have enough legal authority to do what they need to do.

Anu Mittal is the Director of GAO's Natural Resources and Environment Team, says NIST, and other agencies, are going to need further guidance from Congress.