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· Story link Without public debate or formal policy decision, contractors have become a virtual fourth branch of government, the…

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Without public debate or formal policy decision, contractors have become a virtual fourth branch of government, the New York Times reported, with contracts to provide management services reaching $400 billion last year. The report noted that contracting means less public scrutiny because companies, unlike federal agencies, are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. (2/5/07)