Report: The federal government spends $1.5 billion on ‘public relations’ each year
According to a Government Accountability Office report commissioned by Senate Budget Committee chairman Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), the federal government spends $1.5 billion each year on public relations.
The report covers the time period between fiscal year 2006-2015, and found that the cost of advertising and PR contracts ranged anywhere from $800 million at the low point in 2012 to $1.3 billion at the high point 2009.
The Department of Defense was the driver of the costs as it employs the most PR staff, and has the highest combined salaries for those positions. – READ MORE