The government has spent more than $16 billion over the past decade on outside advertising, marketing and public relations contractors, feeding a cottage industry of inside-the-Beltway and Madison Avenue firms that help federal agencies burnish their images and tailor their messages, an investigation by the Washington Guardian and Northwestern University's Medill News Service has found.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Feds spent $16B since ’02 on outside PR, ads: Some contracts awarded without full bidding, review of records shows
The Washington Times reports:
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