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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.
POGO & Others Urge Public Access to Katrina Contracting Information
December 15, 2005
POGO urges the Cost Accounting Standards Board to further financial transparency in accounting for the cost of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) sponsored by government contractors
September 20, 2005
POGO Letter to Senator Collins (R-ME), Chair, Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, detailing government contracting concerns and recommendations in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
September 16, 2005
POGO comment on the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Councils proposed rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation "Applicability of the Cost Principles and Penalties for Unallowable Costs"
January 27, 2004