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Best Practices: Improved Knowledge of DOD Service Contracts Could Reveal Significant Savings

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[Technical Report, Congressional Report]

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United States General Accounting Office

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Department of Defense DOD spending on service contracts approaches 100 billion annually, but DODs management of services procurement is inefficient and ineffective and the dollars are not always well spent. Recent legislation requires DOD to improve procurement practices to achieve savings. Many private companies changed management practices based on analyzing spending patterns and coordinating procurement in order to achieve major savings. This report evaluates five companies best practices and their conduct and use of spend analysis and the extent that DOD can pursue similar practices.


Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

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[A, Approved For Public Release]