Procurement

Snapshot: Federal spending on services

Agencies could save money on acquiring services by following the lead of major corporations, according to a recent Government Accountability Office study. Here are the top 5 services categories that agencies hire under contracts in 2012, according to the report.

Top 5 services categories purchased by the federal goverment in fiscal year 2012
  • Professional services
  • Automated data processing
  • Building construction
  • Defense systems
    research and development
  • Equipment maintenance
    and repair

Click here to read FCW's recent coverage, and here to download the GAO report highlights.

Featured

  • Workforce
    White House rainbow light shutterstock ID : 1130423963 By zhephotography

    White House rolls out DEIA strategy

    On Tuesday, the Biden administration issued agencies a roadmap to guide their efforts to develop strategic plans for diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA), as required under a as required under a June executive order.

  • Defense
    software (whiteMocca/Shutterstock.com)

    Why DOD is so bad at buying software

    The Defense Department wants to acquire emerging technology faster and more efficiently. But will its latest attempts to streamline its processes be enough?

Stay Connected