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NSA Prism Relies Heavily On IT Contractors
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builder7
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6/24/2013 | 3:11:09 AM
re: NSA Prism Relies Heavily On IT Contractors
So, if this is true that there are 1.1 million contractors then that means that this privatization initiative started in the 1980's 'to save money and make the government smaller' actually increased the governments size by 1.1 million, high-paid private contractors and the companies that rake in the profit. No wonder our government is going broke!
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6/12/2013 | 5:59:50 PM
re: NSA Prism Relies Heavily On IT Contractors
Amen! As an IT professional for 30 years, I have no pity for employers that cut staff and outsource. Loyalty is a word of the past. Employers don't give it to their staff, so why should employers expect it from their staff? They won't get it because they don't give it.
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6/11/2013 | 7:39:38 PM
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"It's hard to think of a single thing the intelligence community can do on its own anymore without a contractor being involved in some way, . . .

So what you are saying is that long before Jason Bourne jumped off of that yacht some contractor would have blown the whistle on the whole shebang.
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6/11/2013 | 7:32:44 PM
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If you want loyalty, buy a dog.
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6/11/2013 | 5:27:45 PM
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"1.2 million Americans holdtop-secret clearances, and 38% of those clearances are held by privatecontractors." Why should the Government not be the same as Corporate America?
I would like to see the percentage for contactors vs employed direct for I.T. people in Corporate America. I work as a contractor for a fortune 500 company, employed, love my job...but, . 90% are contractors because they got rid of the full time employees, and cut staff to the bone. I have heard from friends in the industry, that their fortune 500 companies did the same thing.
The jobs that seem to stay, are management positions, who are deciding what
"workers" get the axe. All are trying to save their own skin. I.T. struggles to function because of that very situation. Thus, my job was created and I work for the department to keep up production because I.T. cannot handle it. Even employees that have been employed for 20+ years are not safe....if they are workers. I know of data centers that closed, moved to India for warehousing and IT server services. It is all about Money folks, and human resources is just that. Not personnel. No longer are you safe doing a great job for an employer. There is no loyalty anywhere unless you know someone high up that can save you.


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