DIIG Current Issues No. 18: Addressing Concerns About US Foreign Policy Outsourcing
December 2, 2009
In the past weeks, the criticism about America’s foreign policy being outsourced to the private sector has resurfaced with a vengeance. This is an important issue to raise: not only do the Defense Department, State Department, and Agency for International Development (AID) represent US interests overseas, they also account for some 70 percent of all US government contracts. However, much of the recent analysis has painted these contracts with a broad brush, instead of examining them in the necessary detail.