Re: Calling the workforce "unqualified" shows a complete lack of the present working environement
The government needs contractors for short term "disposable" projects with an ending date. They need government employees for continuity of government. It's quite simple really. The government is not designed to be efficient, but safe, hence a three party check and balances system. In many cases the government employee is dealing with the bureaucracy and red tape, while the contractor is doing more operational work. Additionally, contractors are often brought in for higher risk projects as it can take years to punish or release a fed, but a contractor can be fired almost immediately. There must always be a federal employee monitoring the contactor's performance and ensuring the contractor did the work specified at the price specified. Add to this a government hiring freeze as noted with no training and you have a situation where agencies are hiring contractors instead of training their own staff or hiring more feds. Glad you find this amusing, as it is all our tax dollars (and laws our lawmakers have passed) which has led to this situation. While I will state some government employees are certainly unqualified, making sweeping statements about all such as yours are completely off-base without any research to site such as ISC2 does.