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A new memo from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy gives agencies until June to determine whether the number of contractors performing services is appropriate. First, however, agencies must develop a service contract inventory and make it public. OFPP said for agencies to initially focus on professional and management services and technology services.
Francis Rose is joined by industry leaders and federal employees in an effort to parse out the lines of distinction.
The proper role and oversight of more than 40,000 private security contractors supporting U.S. operations were examined and debated in two days of hearings by the federal Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Michael Thibault, commission co-chair, explains the debate and tells us what's next.
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy is recommending all agencies use only the definition of inherently governmental as defined in the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act, and create a test to determine whether other jobs should be done only by federal employees. OFPP's Dan Gordon has details.
The Professional Services Council is concerned that agencies could misinterpreted the policy letter as a mandate to insource. PSC's Alan Chvotkin explains why.