Federal Government Consulting Is Curtailed in Some Agencies as Part of Budget Austerity and Defense Cutbacks, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

No matter which political party is in power, Washington typically has high hopes to cut Pentagon waste and increase efficiency.  Numerous proposals are under consideration for spending cuts.  Since one of the prime goals of consulting is often the creation of cost-efficiencies, some of these projects could lead to big consulting contracts.  For example, the military seeks significant reductions in health care costs for retirees and benefit costs for current employees.  These are areas that often lead to lengthy, expensive consulting agreements.  The military also seeks large cost cuts in its commissaries and stores, in Defense Department training and schools,…

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