Pentagon Refusing to Release Data on Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program

The Pentagon is refusing to comply with Freedom of Information Act requests for specific data on the volume of subcontracts awarded by any of the nation's twelve largest defense contractors participating in the 25-year-old Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program.

The American Small Business League has been attempting to obtain specific data on contractors participating in the Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program under the Freedom of Information Act since 2010. They plan to file suite against the Pentagon this week in Federal District Court in San Francisco.

The Pentagon website for the Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program states, "The purpose of the test is to determine whether comprehensive subcontracting plans will result in increased subcontracting opportunities for small businesses while reducing the administrative burden on contractors." No results on the effectiveness of the 25-year-old test program have ever been produced or released to the public. Continue>>>