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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.
Congress Being Misled About True Costs of Service Contracts
November 30, 2012
BP Suspension was Needed to Protect Taxpayers
November 29, 2012
President’s Executive Order on Human Trafficking Puts Contractors on Notice
September 25, 2012
POGO Supports Proposal To Enhance Oversight of Private Security Contractors
September 20, 2012
POGO Suggests Way to Improve Federal Contractor Accountability Database
September 17, 2012
POGO and Partners Strongly Support Passage of the DATA Act
April 23, 2012
A Test Case on Sanctions?
April 4, 2012