How the consulting company McKinsey makes millions selling the government its opinions
McKinsey’s advice costs the taxpayers a fortune. But hey, it’s McKinsey. (And no one ever got fired for hiring McKinsey.)
The response reflects how deeply ICE had come to rely on McKinsey’s assistance. “Well it obviously isn’t ideal to have a contractor tell us what we want to ask them to do,” the contracting officer replied. But unless someone from the government could articulate the agency’s objectives, the officer added, “what other option is there?” ICE extended the contract.