Civilian defense positions saved from being outsourced

American Federation of Government Employees has thanked Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Penn., and several other members of Congress for sponsoring an amendment to the Department of Defense’s spending bill that kept civilian defense jobs from being outsourced. The A-76 outsourcing process is “deeply flawed, disruptive and costly to agency missions,” AFGE’s National President J. David Cox Sr. declared, citing the Government Accountability Office and the DoD’s Inspector General’s findings… The amendment was added to the spending package after passing with a 253-172 vote. Amendment co-sponsors included Don Beyer, D-Va., Rob Bishop, R-Utah, Tom Cole, R-Okla., Paul Cook, R-Calif., Dan Donovan, R-N.Y., Walter Jones, R-N.C., Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, Austin Scott, R-Ga., and Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.Y. 

By:  Rachael Kalinyak
Source: Federal Times