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Which is the Better Use of Taxpayer Dollars?

It’s the time of year when we ask public works departments when and why they retain consultants vs. performing work themselves. After all, many men and women who staff our nation’s road, water, and waste agencies have the advanced degrees and technical knowledge required to design, engineer, and build projects. More

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Is outsourcing worth the risk?

The federal government’s a big believer in outsourcing services to cut employee-related overhead. But as the National Security Agency discovered, farming out a particular function doesn't just save money. It can also make a government agency extremely vulnerable. What's your experience with privatization? More

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