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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Department of Defense Contractor and Troop Levels in Iraq and Afghanistan: 2007-2014

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Govt Procurement,Iraq,Statistics

Provides details about contractor/troop levels and expenditures for contractors by the U.S. military during the period of study.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions: FY2013: Detailed Statistical Tables

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Govt Procurement,Science/Technology,Statistics

37 statistical tables on federal government support to colleges and universities for science and engineering.  Some tables cover trends back to the 1960s.  Data presented by type of activity supported, federal agency, and university recipients.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Defense Acquisitions: How and Where DoD Spends its Contracting Dollars

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Govt Procurement

The Defense Department spends more money on contractors than all other federal agencies combined.  This report examines how much money the Defense Department spends, what it is buying, and where the money is being spent. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Procurement,Taxes

Provides the answers to 14 frequently asked questions regarding current restrictions on federal contracting with inverted domestic corporations—corporations that have incorporated abroad to avoid paying U.S. taxes.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Personnel,Govt Procurement,Govt/Business Scandals,Religion/Ethics

A selection of cases revealing ethical failures in matters of government service to be used as a training tool for government employees.  Includes such matters as abuse of position, bribery, conflicts of interest, gift-time-or travel violations and more.  From the Department of Defense


Data Transparency: Oversight Needed to Address Underreporting and Inconsistencies on Federal Award Website

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Procurement,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

Examines flaws in the federal website, which was set up under the authority of 2006 legislation to enable tracking of how the federal government spends $1 trillion annually on contracts and grants.  From the Government Accountability Office


Federal Government Strategic Sourcing of Information Products and Services

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Procurement,Statistics

Provides information on the acquisition of information goods and services, including electronic databases, books, and serials by the federal government.  Identifies amount spent and vendors from FY1979 through first quarter of FY2014.  From the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress


State Government Contracts: A Research Guide

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Procurement,Laws/Regulations

A list of resources for contracting with a typical state government, in this case Maryland.  From the Law Library of Congress.


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