VITA project raises doubts on privatization

Source: By Matt Rosenberg, Daily Progress (VA), September 26, 2009

Fallout from a controversial shift to a privately run computer network has some Virginia leaders rethinking their affinity for outsourcing.

But the state, if only for financial reasons, shows no sign of retreating from what some call “government by contract.”

“This privatizing has got to stop,” said Senate Majority Leader Richard L. Saslaw of Fairfax County, a business-friendly Democrat. “That’s become an excuse for not paying for services. . . . What are you going to do for your next act–sell the Capitol?”


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