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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 Urges Public Disclosure of Contractor Past Performance Data
September 29, 2011
Is the U.S. spending too much on private contractors?
September 28, 2011
POGO Wants More Safeguards in DoD's One Offer Proposed Rule
September 23, 2011
Podcast: Discussing the Bad Business Report
September 15, 2011
Bad Business: Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Wasted on Hiring Contractors
September 13, 2011