Inside the Pentagon - July 12, 2018

CRS sees 'significant' geographic shift in DOD contracting dollars

By Tony Bertuca  
July 11, 2018 at 4:26 PM
There appears to be a "significant" geographic shift underway in where the Pentagon obligates its contracting dollars, with spending in the region of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command trending especially upward, according to the Congressional Research Service. The Pentagon has increased its contract obligations in the region of INDOPACOM, formerly U.S. Pacific Command, by 35 percent over the past decade and is poised to continue the trend, CRS states in a July 2 report originally obtained by Secrecy News . "The trend...

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