Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The coming debate over federal contracting

The Spy Who Billed Me

The timing of the news cycle was brilliant. The media was in the final stages of gearing up for the year's biggest spy non-event: the publication of Tenet's CYA memoir, a tome destined to soon become doorstops throughout the nation. At that juncture the office of the Director of National Intelligence chose to announce that the year-long study on the use of industrial contractors by the intelligence community was not going to be released. The number and use of industrial contractors was suddenly a matter of national security.

The debate over the use of contractors can be delayed, but not blocked. My advice to contractors is to make change your friend rather than your enemy.

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