Pentagon Solutions: CSIS points to latest defense contracting trends

Steadiness in defense contract spending compared to the overall Pentagon budget is the latest trend identified by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in its annual report on defense contract trends.

That follows nearly two decades of increasing growth in procurement, while noncontract outlays mostly stayed flat.

The CSIS analysis, released in September, also crunched the numbers for contract spending, including:

  • Spending on products, services, and research and development
  • By contract type and DoD component
  • Extent of competition

The group’s report also provided a list of the top 20 contractors.


Guy Ben-Ari, the deputy director of the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group at CSIS, and Greg Sanders, a senior fellow with the group, joined Pentagon Solutions to discuss the latest DoD contracting trends.


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