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In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) use of consulting services. GAO reviewed the broader spectrum of management support services procured under contracts, even though many of these contracts were not classified as consulting services by EPA and did not meet the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) definition of consulting services. GAO included these contracts in its review because the EPA use of consulting-type services may be significantly understated.

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