“About 40% of the government’s discretionary spending goes to contracts for goods and services covering everything from health care to hand grenades.
“In fiscal year 2018, the federal government spent more than $550 billion on these contracts, an increase of more $100 billion from 2015. This increase is largely driven by spending on national defense.“
“Our infographic shows more details on how federal contracting dollars are spent across the federal government — including which agencies obligated the most funds, what they bought, and whether the contracts were competed.
There are currently 4 areas related to contracting on our High Risk List:
- VA Acquisition Management
- Department of Energy’s Contract and Project Management for the National Nuclear Security Administration and Office of Environmental Management
- NASA Acquisition Management
- DOD Contract Management