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ideonexus writes "Last month an article appeared on Slashdot about how the Government pays IT contractors twice what it pays its own workers. Missing from the article was how much the IT Contractor pays its own workers. After working for a Federal Contractor for 10 years, a document accidentally leaked to employees by the contractor illustrated the incredible disparity between what the Contractor was paying us and what they were charging the government. Like most contracts according to the GAO, the Government provided our offices, utilities, computers, and training, leaving our salaries as the only overhead to the IT Contractor, giving them an incredible incentive to keep them as low as possible to maximize profits. When the top 100 Defense Contractors cost taxpayers $306 billion, eliminating the Federal Contractor middle-man seems like an obvious place to start the austerity measures." Link to Original Source
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