No. of Recommendations: 10
As someone who has some exposure to managing government contracts I'm raising an eyebrow that the spend rate has them at about 5% spent, 17% into the period of performance.

I'm willing to give them a pass for the low rate of hires at such an early point of a 5 year contract, where it could be expected that a lot of project startup occurs during this period before anything that the public would recognize as "results" usually occurs. I'd be interested in knowing how the rate of hires is picking up.

I have a bigger problem with the overall cost of the contract, which amounts to a sunk cost of nearly $40k for every new hire, assuming they achieve their hiring goals. I know professional headhunters who make much less to fill six-figure professional positions. I also know of numerous federal agencies who could do a lot more good for the country with that money than hiring a bunch of proto-military gatekeepers for our southern border.
Print the post  


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.