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To Be Worth One’s Salt | Article

Prisons are one of the most difficult areas to privatize and do it well and safely, says Adrian Moore, of the Reason Foundation. While the task of taking away an offender’s liberty rightly belongs to the government’s judges and juries, the task of making sure prisoners remain in cells and behave for set periods of time is not something that only a government can do. There is no reason why prisons should not be privatized . . . as long as there is accountability…..(outsourcing)

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Raising Prison Bars | Article

There are arguments both for and against outsourcing and privatization of prison facilities. Some say it allows prisons to be constructed and operated more efficiently and cost-effectively. Others say a supplier’s profit may interfere with inmates’ interests. One thing cannot be disputed: it makes government and private prisons compete. That, in turn, leads to accountability…..(outsourcing)

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Accounting for Results | Article

At first blush, Cornell Companies, Inc. appears to be just one among several private corporations whose enterprises generate revenue by building and operating prisons. Beyond the momentary glance, though, Cornell contrasts sharply with its competitors. Just like the background and professional experience of its Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Tom Jenkins, Cornell operates in all three segments of the corrections industry…(outsourcing)

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E-Procurement Evolving in Europe | Article

Vincenzo Marino worked for a company that used robots on an automobile industry assembly line. There, he watched as workers sat idle while the plant waited for a crucial part that someone had forgotten to order. Every time you make a mistake, the company loses time and money, observes Marino. In 1989 Marino left to join Unitec, an outsourcing supplier specializing in supply chain management and logistics. The company has two offices in Europe, one in Augsburg, Germany, the other in Saubaudia, Italy. Marino, the CEO, was determined to improve the process….

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E-Government: From Standing in Line to Going Online | Article

Every year American individuals and businesses complete about $600 billion worth of transactions with the local, state and the Federal governments, excluding their various tax payments. To date, less than one percent of those interactions occur on-line, according to Adrian Moore, director of privatization and government reform for the Reason Public Policy Institute, a Los Angeles-based think tank that studies government management. But, like death and taxes, you can be sure that percentage will increase.(outsourcing)

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Power to the People: How Taxpayers Are Influencing E-Government | Article

An interstate truck driver crosses 30 states and needs to be licensed in each state. Now he has to apply 30 times to 30 different states, filling out the same or similar forms each time. Why can’t the driver go to a Web site on a trucking industry portal and call up one form? There, he fills out his personal information and types in a credit card number and expiration date. Then he simply checks the states he wants to obtain a license from. Six weeks later the licenses arrive in the mail..(outsourcing)

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‘E’ for Effort, Efficiency and E-Texas | Article

Like everything else in the Lone Star state, e-government in Texas has some king size ideas on serving the public with cost savings for the taxpayer. Bill Eggers, who is staff director of e-Texas for the Comptroller’s office, sees the online trend leading to a permanent outsourcing partnership with the private sector….(outsourcing)

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Finding Marcus Welby in Texas | Article

Selecting a health care provider is tricky today because there are so many choices. To ensure the 1.8 million people enrolled in the Medicaid program in Texas have help in making that important decision, the Lone Star State decided to outsource that task, according to Larry Fisher, director, Contract Compliance division for the Texas Department of Health in Austin, Texas…

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Should You Do What You’re Doing? | Article

Road guards are people who try to keep you from making changes. Some have root rot because they have been in place so long. But I like to change and improve things! states Jim Jones, head of reengineering at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center (ALC). The Center’s personnel currently are working on 12 improvement projects, one of which is activities-based costing (ABC)…

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High Tech By The Numbers | Article

Bill Burns provides IT outsourcing for Tier 3 companies. His firm, which specializes in manufacturing ERP systems, has worked hard to build their trust with its competency. So, when a profitability problem arises or a government agency comes calling, they call his company, Shopman, Inc. in Jamison, Pennsylvania for help.

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