New York (Aug. 11, 2004) -- National and state governments are joining their private sector counterparts in jumping on the outsourcing bandwagon, according to a report by the Conference Board.

According to the report, sponsored by Accenture HR Services, governments and government agencies in the United States are moving toward outsourcing key human resources and other functions, driven by three major factors: cost savings, reducing capital spending and transforming fixed costs into variable ones.

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