I think that the answer is that we need to have a better balance of in-house versus contract resources. Temporary projects, especially those requiring high skills, may be better completed using contract resources. Continuing government services involving public funds, such as those performed by IRS and SSA, should be provided by government employees. Commercial services, such as food service, guards, maintenance, mail, IT, and other routine tasks which could benefit from the economies of scale perfected by the private sector. Law enforcement, military, emergency management, and other essential functions should also be performed by dedicated, committed, sworn, professional government employees.