Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The coming debate over federal contracting

Hillary Clinton Says She Would Cut 500,000 Federal Contractors

Sen. Clinton says such a move would save the federal government between $10 billion and $18 billion per year.

By the time a politician uses your industry as a political whipping boy, you are already in serious trouble. The federal contracting community has been far too complacent about the growing controversies.

It is important that contractors make a collective effort to acknowledge the legitimate concerns the public has about contracting. Blogs are part of the answer. Corporate blogs offer the possibility of an interactive conversation, corporate representatives can directly respond to questions members of the public have.

We are going to be seeing more of this as congressional hearings progress and the Presidential election heats up. Now is the time to respond.

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