Find Defense Department’s military contracts online

09/02/2013 12:00 AM

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The records: Military contracts issued by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Why you’d want them: To learn more about military spending. The department announces contracts valued at $6.5 million by 5 p.m. weekdays.

Where you get them: Go to Information goes back 30 days, and older contracts are available by clicking on the archives.

How much do they cost: The information is free.

Deb Gruver

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