Find Defense Department’s military contracts online

09/01/2013 9:38 AM

09/01/2013 9:38 AM

Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

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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 www.defense.gov/contracts. 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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