As fiscal 2014 heads toward its close next week, the total potential value of contracts announced each day by the Pentagon is mounting.
As tracked by @DoDContractsBot, the past two weeks — 10 business days — have seen seven days in which the total potential value of announced contracts topped $1 billion. Go back one more day, to Sept. 12, and you get an $8.2 billion day buoyed by an $5 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the Army for “global intelligence support services acquisition.”
That’s a lot more 10-figure totals than normal. Since @DoDContractsBot started toting up contracts in March, roughly 1 in 5 days have topped $1 billion.
Today’s total is among the highest of the past six months: $3,341,143,891. It also tops the list for sheer quantity of contracts: 71.