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Department of Energy

Make Americans Independent Contractor for the Government

In the IT area, instead of using expensive firms like IBM, Lockheed Martin, SAIC, Oracle or any large firms that bill the government an average of $150+ per hour per contractor, bypass these large, expensive, and inefficient firms and hire directly independent contractors who will be happy to take half that hourly rate. You save the government money, and you create better paid opportunities for the American worker. While I realize that in some instances you may need the expertise from the software owner like Oracle or IBM, most of the time, you simply need a highly skilled worker. You will need skilled IT recruiters and the right processes in place. IT is one of the most expensive areas, and with this suggestion you can create a win win situation for the government and for the American worker.

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Idea No. 13511