Wary DOD Slows Spending

January 22, 2013

“Based on our analysis, CSIS concludes that approximately 100 Defense Department contracts are likely to be affected by the requirement for advance review for all awards and modifications that will obligate more than $500 million. The number of modifications to those contracts could total 400 or more per year,” Berteau said.

The CSIS analysis also revealed that the number of these large defense contracts has grown over the past decade, from 15 in 2000 to more than 70 in 2008.

The bottom line: There are a substantial number of contracts of this size, and Carter’s new directive is not a trivial requirement, Berteau said.

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