Our Work - Contract OversightTweet
The use of contractors to provide services to the federal government has grown dramatically since the start of the last decade. According to USAspending.gov, in FY 2000 contract spending was approximately $200 billion, and in FY 2011 contract spending exceeded $535 billion, the majority of which was spent on services. POGO investigations have found that these contractor services cost almost two times more—and in the case of the Pentagon as much as six times more—what it would cost if the same work was performed by a federal employee. The move to “smaller government” by outsourcing work has in fact created an enormous shadow government of contractors that are largely or entirely dependent on taxpayers for their revenues.
Contractors are more than a shadow government
March 11, 2008
Testimony of POGO's Scott Amey on the Status of Contracting Reform
February 27, 2008
POGO Lauds Senate Vote On Wartime Contracting Commission
October 1, 2007
POGO's response to the Subcommittee's July 30, 2007 letter presenting questions to complete the record on Testimony on Federal Contracting: Why Do Risky Contractors Keep Getting Rewarded With Taxpayer Dollars?
August 27, 2007
POGO Releases Federal Contractor Misconduct Database
July 18, 2007
GSA Hired CACI to Process Suspension and Debarment Cases
February 5, 2007
Acquisition Panel Wraps Up: What does it all mean?
December 22, 2006