DOD Contract Services: Improved Planning and Implementation of Fiscal Controls Needed
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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In fiscal year 2013, DOD reported spending more than 170 billion on contract services contractors performing functions such as information technology support or maintenance of military equipment constituting more than half of DOD s total acquisition spending. The National Defense Authorization Act NDAA for Fiscal Year 2012, section 808, limited DOD s contract services spending for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 and required reductions in select contract services. Subsequent revisions to the NDAA extended the spending limits through fiscal year 2014. Congress requested and mandated GAO to review DOD s implementation of the required reductions. This report addresses the extent to which DOD implemented, in fiscal years 2012 and 2013 1 contract services spending limits, 2 10 percent funding reductions for closely associated with inherently governmental functions, and 3 10 percent funding reductions for staff augmentation contracts. GAO reviewed relevant guidance analyzed DOD financial, inventory, and other contract services data and interviewed relevant officials.
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