Transition Watch: Obama will cut outsourcing

President-elect Obama will reduce the number of contracts that outsource government work to private firms, according to a Washington Post report.

That goal was included in statements Obama made in campaign letters sent to employees at seven federal agencies in an effort to garner their votes in the election. The letters were sent in response to a request from John Gage, president of the American Federation of Government Employees.

Other promises made in the letter included paid family leave, flexible work schedules, more opportunities for teleworking and improved bargaining rights. Defense was the only agency he made promises about that didn't include extra spending, the Post said.

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Brian Robinson is a freelance technology writer for GCN.

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