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On a federal project and the greatest challenge by far is dealing with the lowest cost technically acceptable contractors. The government just throws away money because they won't pay for good people

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i have a secret for you... it’s not just the government. good talent doesn’t bill that much more, but most organizations would rather hire someone for $10/hr cheaper and spend $2k/week to fly them out and let them do unthinkable damage than they would to pay up in the first place for a quality candidate.

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Ha. I've never done non-gov consulting and didn't want to speak out of turn. I'd believe it though.

Time. Quality. Cost. Any client, govt or otherwise, can only have two out of three. Period.

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At best. They can pretty easily have none of the three.

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