Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Development and Management of State Contracts in Virginia

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Procurement,Virginia Issues

Finds that 10% of contracts analyzed fell significantly short of meeting agency expectations and almost two-thirds were slightly behind schedule, over budget, or did not meet agency needs.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


The National Football League’s Attempt to Influence Funding Decisions at the National Institutes of Health

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Govt Procurement,Headlines,Health/Medical,Lobbying,Mental Health

Reports on the outcome of an investigation by Democratic Congressional staff members on alleged interference by the National Football League in attempting to influence the selection of research applicants for federal brain research funding.  From the Minority Staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee


Defense Spending by State: Fiscal Year 2014

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Govt Procurement,Headlines,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Provides figures for U.S. defense spending in FY 2014 at the state and local levels. The report covers spending on payroll and contracts. Virginia captured the top spot for both the total amount of DoD expenditures and for the highest percentage of state GDP attributed to DoD spending.   From the Office of Economic Adjustment of the Department of Defense


Selected Legal Mechanisms Whereby the Government Can Hold Contractors Accountable for Failure to Perform or Other Misconduct

Categories: Govt Procurement,Laws/Regulations

Provides an overview of measures that the federal government could use in penalizing contractors for failing to meet their contractual responsibilities. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The Intelligence Community and Its Use of Contractors: Congressional Oversight Issues

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Procurement,Spying/Intelligence

Examines the use, size, and cost of the contractors who work with the U.S. intelligence community and the effectiveness of the oversight exercised by the agencies and Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Federal Spending on Information Products and Services from FY 1979 Through FY 2015 Q2

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Procurement

Examines the federal government’s procurement of books, electronic databases, and other information products and services and analyzes potential savings that could be achieved if federal agencies procured these products collectively.  From the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress


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


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