Hey, don't knock contractors. They helped build the Deathstar, you know.
I think I worked with a guy who did a lot of that Zope/Plone work for the Brazilian Senate. FWIW, an Irish company called Propylon (www.propylon.com) does a lot of government projects using open source platforms and standards (a lot of ODFs) for both the Irish government and a few US state legislatures too.
come back with the 65,536 commandments.
Somebody hasn't read Leviticus or Deuteronomy.