Take a harder look at the Government functions and have them provide their return on investment. We spend ____ Money with you and what do you provide that makes the Government more effitient. In other words what are you working on that increases flow of your work, reduces cycle time, eliminates steps in your process, are you working to improve. Then validate what they are claiming. It is time for everyone to join the Performance Improvement Cause. Take the choice away from them already. Make it happen and have results publicized to the general public on a regular basis. This is not about buying new stuff, this is about getting rid of the obvious "Lean Waste" and working on people and their behaviors. Improved processes function better with improved people and both are more effecient in a improved environment. all 3 areas need to be improved to obtain dramatic lasting government improvement.