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Offshoring Revisited

Posted By John Palatiello, Friday, September 13, 2013


In light of a recent court case, it is timely and instructive for MAPPS member firm principals to be aware, and to make all employees aware, of certain laws related to sending work to offshore subcontractors.

When the offshoring phenomenon began over a decade ago, particularly given the heightened awareness of data security after the attack of September 11, 2001, MAPPS took actions to guide and educate the membership on best business practices, as well as legal obligations and restrictions. A MAPPS task force looked into this matter. The association secured a legal opinion in 2004, outlining the applicable law affecting firms, particularly on contracts with Federal agencies. The Task Force made a presentation to the members and its final report, which was adopted by the MAPPS Board of Directors in 2006, provided numerous best practices recommendations for voluntary implementation by member firms.

Materials on this topic can be found on the MAPPS website under Government Affairs.

Tags:  geospatial  globalization  offshoring  services 

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