meanwhile back in reality...
private sector train !! bwhahha haha. What planet are you from ? In my little corner of the mess that is insourcing after decades of mostly expensive payments for not much the following rocks are hitting the hull of government IT boats.
(a) many of the original gov IT staff just went to the outsourcerer and on to greener fields. Documentation and application knowledge gets lost when outsourcers change or the contract alters. This matters because
(i) A lot of still working government IT used and is often based on inhouse designed and built software.
(ii) loss of documentation means reverse engineering if possible with IT workers who are often not trained in older technologies or languages.
(b) Of the remaining IT workers, many have retired.
(c) Years of relentless cutting of public service muscle and bone (fat went decades ago) means even the client/user side now has less knowledge in using existing systems than their predecessors.
(d) Middle managers are often not elevated techies anymore but drones with degrees in management, HR and other useless studies. This means they don't have a clue what the IT coal face are telling them, and worse still, a middle management class has appeared that prides itself on ignorance of technical fields. Honourable exceptions do remain so picture is not black, yet.
(e) the rise of senior managment skills as spin doctors who seriously seems to believe that reality is affected by rephrasing statements.
(f) a strange belief in sales weasels flogging very expensive COTS that required changing the organisation to fit it, rather than the ancient practice of making the software assist/enable/more effectively achieve whatever the organisation exists for.
It is no pleasure gloating over predictions from 20 years ago being proved correct about mass outsourcing being a disaster. NOTE. I wrote _mass_ outsourcing. There is a place for thought out and evaluated outsourcing by technical staff and oddly enough, competent accountants. I have never seen it though, just anodynes and panaceas flogged by sales weasels to lazy senior bureaucrats aided no doubt, by blind obedience to some messianic economic cult by the politicians above them.