Books That Matter
See what books the Project On Government Oversight is reading to learn more about nuclear weapon mishaps, government surveillance, militarized cops, wounded soldiers, Wall Street crashes and more in our 2014 Winter Reading List.
- $952k the maximum amount in pay from the federal government that individual federal contractors can currently receive—a number that’s nearly tripled since a cap on contractor pay was first set in 1998. The Bipartisan Budget Act, which is currently in the Senate, would cut this cap in half, to $487,000, but a standalone bill would cut things down even further. For comparison’s sake, President Obama makes $400,000 per year. source
Contractor compensation is out of control. See all of POGO’s reporting on executive compensation.