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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 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
GSA's Deal with WorldCom: Bad Business for Taxpayers
January 8, 2004
POGO Letter to Cost Accounting Standards Board, Dr. Rein Abel Regarding Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on Accounting for the Cost of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)
November 18, 2003
Testimony of POGO's Eric Miller on Proposed KC-767A Tanker Lease
September 3, 2003