Accession Number : ADA390600
Title : CONTRACT MANAGEMENT: Trends and Challenges in Acquiring Services
Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Cooper, David E.
Report Date : 22 MAY 2001
Pagination or Media Count : 14
Abstract : Thank you for inviting me to participate in the Subcommittee's hearing on the challenges confronting the government's acquisition of services. Federal agencies spend billions of tax dollars each year to buy services ranging from clerical support and consulting services, to information technology services such as network support, to the management and operation of government facilities, such as national laboratories. The amount being spent on services is growing substantially. Last year alone, the federal government acquired more than $87 billion in services a 24-percent increase in real terms from fiscal year 1990.
Descriptors : *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , ACQUISITION , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , TAXES.
Subject Categories : ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE