Thursday, 24 October 2013

Culture of Contracting

I'm watching the hearings about and can't stop wondering a simple question.

What the government needed was really great internet coding to create a tight and secure system for people to buy health insurance.  So, why didn't they hire a bunch of the best and brightest programmers into the government.  Build both an amazing site, and an amazing team.  That team could then help modernize all of government.  All for the low-low cost of their salaries and benefits.

They just said has cost $500B so far.  I bet the team could have been hired for life for that amount and gotten much more done, in a much better way.

So, why are we contracting rather than hiring?

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