The SACs were not happy with the idea and always push back every time it comes up. I have no idea if it is wishful thinking or not. I do know that the telephone and video interviewing is here to stay and that is going to change this game a lot.
Why are people still in this field?? Signals were put up a year ago things were changing. Anyone with a Brain should have made plans to change fields. Now those who haven’t you got a pandemic to deal with that is effecting companies.
I wish everyone were as smart as you and had a brain like yours. How can we get out of this field when we don’t have a brain to do so? Think about what you’re asking. There are many reason’s people have stayed in this business and I’m sure people are trying to get out. Maybe you can get a job as a life coach for tired, hopeless, old, brainless Investigators?
You started this blog with “You heard it here first”. It’s not a fact but just insight? Rumor…? Please post when you can say it’s a fact. I would say I’ve seen A LOT of writing on the wall it’s just never been clear. In an ideal world and from a contractor it should be ALL Feds doing this job. Having a “Contractor” carry a Federal Badge silver or whatever color is absurd. But that is another topic. As it stands right now Contractors are here to stay.
And here you are reading posts about the field you say everyone should have left. Lucky for you there’s still such fools to fuss over…
How wonderful it would be to pick up and leave for some greener pasture elsewhere. I would love to move on to something that I can use my investigative skills obtained to continue working within this field I’ve enjoyed.
So where is it that’s hiring, that I can just move on to? Me with my various credentials…
Yes Contractors are here to stay. The Vendors? They weren’t here pre 2005 and this will exist when they’re gone…
DSS/DIS didnt use contractors but I think OPM did…?
You should be happy this could happen. Contract Investigators will be better off working directly under contract with DCSA instead of some corporate Defense Vendor. It already exists with other Agencies. What’s the love affair with these Vendors that couldn’t care less about you as an Investigator? CACI doesn’t care about you. They’re just enjoying the prime contract while it lasts and paying FI’s as little as possible. Life will be better with the Vendors out of the picture…
I’m referring to Agencies now that go direct with IC’s for work.
Not to be too anal, however, Vendor/ISP or whatever you want to call “retained by” the government USIS was around before 2005. I’ve got a W2 from 2001 to prove it.
I wonder if we were in the same NIT class at the mine? I started in 4/2001. I still have the class picture.
Good point Defender66
USIS was around in 9/96 and used independent contractors from early on…
Vendors have been around since the late 1990’s, ever heard of USIS.
Weeble. If possible in general terms, could you relay anything you learn about our boat sinking from your virtual int? Maybe they let a little cat out of the bag? Much thanks for any info.
When will this happen?
Who knows. When the prime contracts expire?
I’ve been predicting that DCSA will use independent contractors for a very long time.
Now the time has come. I’m guessing by 10/01/2020, the vendors will be eliminated. What a happy day that will be. The end of the brow beating, abuse, and toxic environment.
I’ll welcome this day when it happens with open arms.
Finally someone with common sense that realizes the Vendors are the problem…
The vendors have always been the problem. Now CACI is ranking Investigators against each other in order to obtain work.
You see in this line of work, it has never been about quality with the vendors. But that is the primary thing the federal agencies care about is the quality of the investigation. The agencies also want timeliness but they have to choose what is more important. The agencies want both and they cannot have both on most occasions. So the agencies have some blood on their hands for demanding timeliness and quality and pushing these vendors to produce or threaten to remove them from the contract. In my opinion, you choose either quality or timelines. There is no way to have both unless you are going to continue to do this all through video conferencing. A national security investigation takes time and can never be rushed.
The vendors are all corrupt and it’s all about money because they are doing this for profit even though they will say it’s all about quality and national security. By their fruits ye shall know them and the fruits the vendors produce are putrid and rotten.
Now that you remove the vendor and all of the sorry management for these vendors, you can directly cut out the corruption and sharks in this industry that only care about the profits their company is making. It’s never been about the Investigator for these companies even though the Investigator is the most important part of this whole process. They do about 75% of everything on the case from start to finish until the case is sent to the agency. This direct federal contracting will be a thing of beauty. Other agencies already use the model of direct federal contracting with the IC. And it works beautifully and the pay and professionalism these agencies show towards the IC is commensurate with the duties of conducting national security investigations.
Don’t let the door hit you on the way out…CACI, SCIS, and KGB…I mean KGS.