Competitive Outsourcing in the National Parks

The National Academies’ Christine Mirzayan Science

and Technology Policy Internship Program presents a seminar on:Competitive Outsourcing in the National Parks:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

Efficient Government or Eroding Expertise?

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Friday, October 31, 200312:30 pm – 2:00 pm

The Keck Center of the National Academies500 5th Street NW, Room 101Washington, DC 20001 Distinguished Speakers:


  • Myron Ebell, Director of Global Warming and International Environmental Policy, Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Donna Kalvels, Manager of Contracting and Procurement, The National Parks Service
  • Craig Obey, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, National Parks Conservation Association

This seminar will address competitive outsourcing, a proposed solution to the continued budget crises within the National Park system. Our distinguished speakers will address such issues as: 1. Will increased outsourcing of jobs affect the condition and assessment of park health?2. Will the mission of the National Park Service change?3. Will the public perception of parks be altered?4. What alternatives to outsourcing exist and how acceptable would they be to the public?

Directions by Metro: Judiciary Square (Red line) or Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red/Green/Yellow lines).

PLEASE NOTE: Photo ID is required to enter the building.If you would like to attend this meeting or need more information, please click here or contact:

Cherise Johnson, Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Internship ProgramEmail: [email protected]Phone: (202) 334-3980