Monday, November 02, 2009

Obama's Recovery Act continues to sell off public services to private companies

Some researchers matched the list of contractors to the membership list of the Professional Services Council, the trade association for the federal outsourcing industry, to see if the Obama administration continues to promote past tendencies toward privatization. While they didn't find Bush-preferred private contractors Kellogg, Brown, & Root (of Halliburton infamy) or Blackwater (now renamed Xe Services), they did find CACI along with many others. Their latest tally is 470 privatizing contracts worth about $3.5 billion.

I guess change has come and gone.

1 comment:

  1. New Boss/Old Boss: no real change.

    Just as an FYI, Xe is still covering a variety of contracts for the US gov(overseas and stateside).

    One of the "tricks" is for a proper company (DynCorps) to bid job, get bid, and sub to Xe. I have no love for either. Fortunately, TripleCanopy is taking over the most high risk jobs.

    TC successfully pacified the Côte d'Ivoire and Sierra Leone. The various 'stans and New Orleans should be easy.