Measured government spending on service contracts fell $48 billion in fiscal 2012 compared to its peak in 2009, a Sept. 3 Center for Strategic and International Studies report says.
Total services contract obligation dropped to $308 billion from $356 billion in 2009, the report says. All dollars are inflation adjust for fiscal 2012.
Every agency CSIS looked at reduced its service contracts, except the Health and Human Services Department, which reported a slight growth.
The Defense Department controlled the majority of federal services contract obligations, growing from a total of $94.6 billion in 2000 — 57 percent of the share — to $219.5 billion in 2009–62 percent of the share, the report says.
But from 2009 to 2012 Defense Department service contracts declined 5.2 percent, to $187 billion.