Government Consultants:

Agencies' Consulting Services Contract Obligations for Fiscal Year 1987

GGD-88-99FS: Published: Jun 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1988.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding federal agencies': (1) fiscal year (FY) 1987 consulting services contract obligations, based on criteria developed to identify consulting services expenditures; and (2) reported expenditures for consulting services for FY 1987.

GAO found that agencies had a total of about $20.9 billion in FY 1987 consulting services obligations, with: (1) about $4.14 billion in four categories that solely involved consulting services; (2) about $16.76 billion in seven categories that could involve consulting services; and (3) defense and military construction obligations totalling about $18.75 billion. GAO also found that agencies actually reported a total of $245 million for FY 1987 consulting services obligations, with those relating to defense and military construction totalling about $156 million.

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