Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hollowed Out



I remember back well before I retired, a friend of mine was on a detail at FAA Headquarters in Washington. She was amazed at the number of contractors there and went so far as to say, “There are more contractor badges there than government badges.” In other words, the contractors outnumbered the government employees inside a government agency’s headquarters.

Immediately, you recognize that there is something wrong with that, don’t you ? Still, it’s hard to verbalize it, to think it through and to name it. See if this video helps. And remember Marion Blakey -- the ex-FAA Administrator now working for an industry group -- while you’re listening.




Don Brown
November 18, 2009

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