All businesses will use contractors or agency staff at some stage, when taking on new employees might not be the best solution.
Under the board's present system of using outside contractors, schools are painted once every 33 years.
Using contractors or temporary workers for long periods could be a false economy.
Using contractors was yet another indication of what the agency had come to.
Another would make it easier for the administration to use private contractors to do federal work.
So the agency is finally caving in and testing the idea of using private contractors.
The advantage to the Pentagon of using contractors goes beyond logistics.
The company wants to use outside contractors in the future.
It will also use private contractors, and expects to have some 4,000 people involved in its operations, a spokesman said.
They want the same flexibility to use contractors and individuals who have incorporated as other businesses do.