Audio: Report Rollout: U.S. Federal Professional Services Industrial Base

  • Nov 15, 2010
    Duration: 00:37:59

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    David J. Berteau
    Senior Adviser, and Director, CSIS Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group

    The Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group hosts the rollout of its new report on the U.S. Federal Professional Services Industrial Base.

    During the past 15 years, the federal government has increasingly relied on the private sector for the provision of professional services. Since 1995 federal spending on professional services has consistently represented about 20 percent of the total federal discretionary budget, reaching a record high in dollar terms in 2009 at $280 billion.

    For the past five years, the CSIS Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group has tracked the trends driving the professional services industry. This report constitutes the latest iteration in this series, analyzing key trends through 2009.

    David Berteau presents the findings of the report.  The presentation was followed by questions from the floor.  This session is on the record.