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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Lawmakers express concern over DHS reliance on contractors

The Homeland Security Department must take steps to ensure that contractors in management support roles do not perform inherently governmental functions or influence government decisions, the Government Accountability Office has concluded.

In a report released Wednesday, the watchdog agency said that while it is necessary for DHS to use contractors to fill certain professional and management support roles, the department must improve its ability to manage the risk that accompanies the practice and ensure that the government maintains control...Full Article.

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