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.

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