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A Snapshot of Government-Wide Contracting for FY 2022

Posted on August 15, 2023

While the federal workforce performs a wide range of duties, federal agencies also enter into contracts with outside companies and organizations. These contracts are used to provide products and services ranging from aircraft and software to food service and health care. In Fiscal Year 2022, the federal government committed about $694 billion on contracts, an increase of about $3.6 billion from FY 2021 after adjusting for inflation.

Last year, we launched an interactive dashboard to share details about how the federal government spends contracting dollars. This year, we’ve added some new features that allow the public to filter spending by agency. For example, the dashboard can show users the top five products purchased by a civilian agency and compare this information to top product purchases from all civilian agencies.  Drugs and biologicals were once again the top product.

Find out more by checking out our updated dashboard here


Pie chart showing a breakdown of government-wide contract spending FY 2022