Davis says feds are hobbled in A-76 process

When it comes to competing for federal jobs with the private sector, agencies must overcome hiring and retention problems if they want a fair shot at keeping the jobs within government, Rep. Tom Davis said at a hearing late last month.

The Virginia Republican said that no matter what process the Office of Management and Budget comes up with, agencies are at a disadvantage until they can hire and train workers with the expertise to develop bids for A-76 competitions.

Davis' House Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology and Procurement Policy held a hearing on the findings of the congressionally mandated Commercial Activities Panel, which came up with recommendations in April on altering OMB Circular

The circular sets ground rules for reviewing whether to outsource or keep work within the government.


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