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Most of the 22 selected agencies did not identify all of their information technology (IT) contracts. The selected agencies identified 78,249 IT-related contracts, to which they obligated $14.7 billion in fiscal year 2016. However, GAO identified 31,493 additional contracts with $4.5 billion obligated, raising the total amount obligated to IT contracts in fiscal year 2016 to at least $19.2 billion (see figure).The percentage of additional IT contract obligations GAO identified varied among the selected agencies. For example, the Department of State did not identify 1 percent of its IT contract obligations. Conversely, 8 agencies did not identify over 40 percent of their IT-related contract obligations.

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Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform slammed the Department of Defense on Tuesday for its failure to implement Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act measures, after the latest FITARA report showed the agency had become less transparent with regard to its IT spending since the last report in December.

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