October 18, 2005

Field Surveyors Replaced by Technology at USGS

FCW is reporting that some 400 employees of the USGS are going to be made redundant due to advances in technology. This from the article... "The functions of 400 federal employees at five locations will either be eliminated or transferred to an operations center in Colorado. Employees there will provide the bulk of USGS' digital mapping service operations." The piece goes on to note that competitive sourcing will be conducted under the Office of Management and Budget's Circular A-76 guidelines, with federal employees and companies bidding for the work. See FCW http://www.fcw.com/article91117-10-17-05-Print

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