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Friday, January 13, 2006

InformationWeek | Outsourcing | Federal Outsourcing To Grow 8%: Report | January 12, 2006

"Agencies will need more outside help to meet federal standards for human resources management, financial management, health architecture, and IT security, among other things, a new Input study says.

Driven by the Office of Management and Budget's Lines of Business (LOB) initiatives, federal outsourcing spending is expected to increase more than $5 billion in the next four years, according to Reston, Va.-based research firm Input.

Federal agencies will increasingly look to the private sector for help in meeting OMB standards in human resources management, financial management, grants management, case management, federal health architecture and IT security. 'Generally from an IT market standpoint, things slowed down in relation to the whole budget,' says Chris Campbell, senior analyst of budgets at Input. 'But outsourcing generally remains strong.'"

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