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Over the past three decades, DOD IT investments have grown steadily, but at the expense of outsourcing of key engineering expertise and technologies to systems integrators (Defense Contractors), as directed by congress. Having gained that key personnel and technology expertise, those companies have been able to exert a high degree of influence over program decisions, typically even performing duties traditionally reserved... more »

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Require GS pay for federal contractors

All contractors, whether production, services, R&D or otherwise, that charge to a federal contract should be earning no more than an equivalent GS employee. For example, when I was a brand new GS-13 earning $81K/yr, including all locality pay, my job was to negotiate federal contracts with a person, with the same qualifications, at a large contractor who earned $250K/yr plus bonuses and stock options, as verified with... more »

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Reduce total % Overhead/admin costs on contracts/subcontracts

Publish, by company, the avg % of overhead/admin and profits charged on government contracts, to include admin costs for sub-contracted support. Include % of cost over-runs.

Publish a set of goals for desired % of overhead/admin, and profits - that is, based on best business practices and add to contracting toolbox to use for comparisons and assessing historical performance of company. Include a risk factor based on... more »

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Mandate Technical Audits on Defense Contracts

Every day, government contracts are negotiated at far higher costs than they need to be. If requested, DCMA provides a report to the buying activity (Army, Navy etc.) called a Technical Support to Negotiations (TSN). A TSN identifies areas where contracts are overstated by the defense contractor. The author of the TSN, the DCMA Engineer, knows the "in's and out's" of the contractor's facility and can potentially save... more »

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