No One Knows the Size of the Government’s Contracted Workforce

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From Federal Eye – The Washington Post

How large is the U.S. government’s contract workforce? The answer could help gauge how much federal agencies are outsourcing work to the private sector.

But no one has managed to nail down a definitive number to date. That includes the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which took a crack at it after the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee requested an analysis.

“Regrettably, CBO is unaware of any comprehensive information about the size of the federal government’s contracted workforce,” the CBO said in a letter to Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) on …read more

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