May 18, 2022

Revised Report: How Much Money Does the U.S. Federal Government Spend on Info Products and Services?

Many answers (with actual numbers) in the recently revised report embedded below.

Title: Federal Government Strategic Sourcing Of Information Products And Services

A Report Prepared by the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress
Under an Agreement with the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK), Library of Congress

Revised: April 2012

From the Preface:

This report describes the current landscape of the federal marketplace regarding the acquisition of information goods and services, including electronic databases, books, and serials. It compiles comprehensive data from the first quarter of fiscal year (FY) 1990 through the second quarter of FY2012 on the amount federal agencies are spending on these products and services, and also identifies major vendors. In addition, the report forecasts through FY2015 the potential savings to the federal government if agencies purchased these products and services through a strategic-sourcing initiative. The data are presented in the form of tables, graphs, and charts, accompanied by narrative explanation and analysis.

Numerous Charts, Tables, Rankings Including:

  • Top Contractors in the Federal Information Marketplace
  • Top Contractors for Books and Pamphlets (PSC 7610), FY2007–FY2011
  • Top Contractors for Administrative Support: Library (PSC R605), FY1990–FY2011
  • Top Contractors for Newspapers and Periodicals (PSC 7630), FY2007–FY2011
  • Top Contractors for Web-Based Subscriptions (PSC D317), FY1990–FY2011
  • Top Contractors for Administrative Support: Information Retrieval (PSC R612), FY1990–FY2011

Revised Report: How Much Money Does the U.S. Federal Government Spend on Info Products and Services?

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.