Department of Veterans Affairs

MORE VA software developers; FEWER contract developers

Stop using funds to purchase IT software development through contracting and start hiring VA employees to do software development. VA can hire 2+ software developers for less than it costs to pay a contractor for 1 developer. This would avoid development delays due to contracting problems, would be less expensive and would result in better products because the developers would know they have to support the products after release and would be a better job than contractors. This is the way it used to be and it worked fabulously.

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Idea No. 2079