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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/ 2/2010

Obama administration begins publishing names of federal subcontractors on Web

By Carol D. Leonnig

The U.S. government is giving the public new details about how it is spending taxpayer money on government business.

Starting Wednesday, the Obama administration began publicizing the names of subcontractors - the companies that get the majority of federal contracts - along with the dollar amounts they receive.

For years, the government reported only the companies that won major, or prime, government contracts - even if those companies then hired subcontractors to do most of the job. Now taxpayers can follow more accurately where their dollars are going, tracing public money to the specific companies and communities that share in multimillion- and billion-dollar federal work.

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By Carol D. Leonnig  | December 2, 2010; 12:00 PM ET
Categories:  Contracting, From The Pages of The Post  
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