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Subject:  Re: Nov 30 is the new deadline Date:  10/30/2013  5:29 PM
Author:  PeterRabit Number:  1907797 of 1950700

>Which begs the question:

Your questions about testing and go-live dates are good, but even more important is this question:

Why is government contracting often done so poorly?

In one article I saw a telling comment. The point was made that federal contracts are so arcane (filled with ancillary requirements for fair treatment of minorities, etc.) that companies emerge whose main skill is meeting all of the ancillary requirements. Getting the contract is more important than doing the job.

I wondered: could Google have done this job? In a heartbeat, I thought. So why not? Inquiring minds would like to know.

Peter
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