DOD Service Acquisition: Improved Use of Available Data Needed to Better Manage and Forecast Service Contract Requirements
U.S. Government Accountability Office Washington United States
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In 2014, DOD obligated over 156 billion to contractors that provide services, such as for engineering support, to meet needs. These contracted services constituted more than half of DODs total contract spending. House Report 113-446 contained a provision for GAO to evaluate DODs management of contracted services. This report assesses 1 trends in DOD spending on contracted services, 2 DODs insight into its requirements for contracted services, and 3 how DOD reports on contracted services in its budget requests to Congress. GAO analyzed the most recent data available on DOD service contract spending from fiscal years 2010 through 2014, reviewed programming guidance and budget documents as well as a non-generalizable selection of six program office inputs to the budget and planning process for three military commands that spent the most on services in 2013, and interviewed DOD officials.