Monday, April 21, 2014

Top 100 federal contractors

None of U.S. government's top 100 contractors is doing democracy work in Cuba. Defense contractors top the list.
The chart shows the contractors and dollar amounts for fiscal year 2013. The total amount obligated: $255 billion - $255,638,114,404.58, to be exact.
The state of California grabbed more than a billion of that, and the government of Canada, more than $566 million, according to the Federal Data Procurement System. See Excel chart.




3 comments:

Lou Mercer said...

Tracey, you never cease to amaze me! If you were closer I would share my cinnamon rolls with you!

Tracey Eaton said...

Thanks! What amazes me is just how huge our federal government is. It's too big to know and to track....

Moses said...

Tracey, when reports like this are published there is a tendency to imagine something sinister is afoot with these government contracts. A dose of reality is helpful at this point. Most of the money expended for this contracts goes to pay American salaries. These salaries pay home mortgages, buy groceries, pay for soccer uniforms and other normal stuff that fuels the engine of our economy. By no means I am suggesting that a thorough accounting would not turn up waste and contract abuse as well but government contracting, by and large, remains a net positive for our economy.