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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Procurement,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/R44157.pdf

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

http://www.scribd.com/doc/274071655/Federal-Government-Strategic-Sourcing-Of-Information-Products-And-Services-A-Report-Prepared-by-the-Federal-Research-Division-Library-of-Congress-Un

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44116.pdf

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

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15327/pdf/nsf15327.pdf

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44010.pdf

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

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43780.pdf

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

http://www.dod.mil/dodgc/defense_ethics/dod_oge/eef_complete.doc

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

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/664536.pdf

Examines flaws in the federal website USASpending.gov, 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

 

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