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More that seventeen months have passed since the March 4, 2009 publication of the Obama Administration’s memorandum on government contracting. That memo highlighted insourcing – the conversion of work currently performed by private sector contractor firms to performance by Federal government employees. This shift of commercial activities to government performance not only hinders the private sector, including small and minority owned businesses, but also places additional costs on taxpayers. Government intrusion and competition in the private market through insourcing has a detrimental effect on capital investment and job creation – all at a time of stagnant economic growth, a staggering national debt, and a high unemployment rate.
Join us as our panel reflects on the threat of insourcing to the concepts of limited government and free enterprise.
More About the Speakers
President, Business Coalition for Fair Competition (BCFC)
Partner, Crowell & Moring, and former Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget
Senior Policy Analyst in Labor Economics, Center for Data Analysis, The Heritage Foundation
Ronald D. Utt, Ph.D.
Herbert and Joyce Morgan Senior Research Fellow