Technology removes the imperative to have each Department and with its own human relations, contract, procurement, IT function. This is exacerbated when the Department has the function and then member agencies also have their own full-blown function. Implementation of policy thus becomes chaotic and imprecise. OPM needs to manage all federal personnel and get reports on the federal space themselves. GSA needs to manage all contracting. The time spent by each agency on negotiating its own contracts with the telecommunications service providers has not been well-spent. DHS needs to provide the network security at the highest level and then additional requirements can be provided by the receiving agencies.
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