Watch this video of Reuben Guttman in a Round Table at Emory law School addressing the question: Are Federal Courts a Fair and Accessible Forum?
Federal procurement is not a subject that makes for compelling television, but procurement scandals can be good drama, which is why on Nov. 30, 1980, the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes aired a story that suggested private contractors were running the Energy Department. Outside consultants, intoned correspondent Morley Safer, seemed to do everything for Energy. They assembled the department budget. They wrote congressional testimony for Energy officials. They were the “bureaucrats’ bureaucrats,” Safer said.
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Dan Guttman’s testimony before the United States Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs regarding Who’s Doing Work for Government? Monitoring, Accountability and Competition in the Federal and Service: Contract Workforce can be found here.