DoD service contracting reports inconsistent, says GAO
Data limitations mean that an apparent increase in the dollar value of Defense Department service contracts in fiscal 2009 compared to the year before could just be due to better reporting, says the Government Accountability Office.
In a report dated Jan. 14, the GAO reviews military departments’ fiscal 2009 service contracting inventory reporting. While on the surface it appears that the departments spent 10 percent more on services that year when compared to fiscal 2008–for a total of $140.4 billion–that’s not necessarily the case, GAO auditors say. Read more…
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