The Bush administration’s overhaul of federal outsourcing rules is drawing fire from civilian agencies that believe it sets unrealistic time frames and could sap resources from other White House management initiatives.
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OMB has picked the Government Printing Office to print the fiscal 2004 budget after threatening to contract out the job if the printing office couldn’t underbid private contractors.
The Transportation Department has decided its air traffic control operations are no longer inherently governmental work, a move that could lead to eventual outsourcing of such operations.
The Government Printing Office has offered to cut the cost of printing the federal budget by 23 percent to prevent the Bush administration from contracting out the job.
The Defense Department is crafting legislation that could provide wide-ranging flexibility in personnel and management rules, similar to authority enjoyed by the Homeland Security Department.