GAO: Lack of Guidance Stymies Efforts to Review DoD Service Contracts

April 12, 2012

Service contracting at the Defense Department has soared over the last few years, leading to worries that some contractors may be performing work deemed inherently governmental.

In 2008, Congress mandated the Pentagon to keep an inventory of service contracts and review it annually to make sure government work wasn't being improperly outsourced.

But the Government Accountability Office, in a recent report, found a lack of guidance from the top has led to challenges in implementing that requirement. 

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