OMB: Shared-Savings Programs
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OMB is considering having federal agencies share services for financial management and human resources. These two areas could join other consolidated projects which include e-government projects, e-payroll, and e-travel. This consolidating could lead to large outsourcing contracts for the private sector.
"It's a very feasible model for the federal government, said Lisa Mascolo, managing partner of Accenture's federal client group.
"As much as there is enormous potential for elimination of redundancy and savings, there is an equally huge barrier in terms of the complexity of implementing that type of solution, said Payton Smith, an analyst at market research firm Input Inc. of Reston, Va.