PR people looking for jobs should send their resumes to President Obama.
According to a study released by the Government Accountability Office on Wednesday, in 2015 alone, the federal government paid $0. 999 billion for advertising and public relations.
With the rise of social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, the federal government's spending on public relations has increased dramatically.
Over the past decade, the federal government has spent an average of about $1 billion a year on public relations.
The Department of Defense is responsible for contracts worth $0. 591 billion, 50% more than the total amount of contracts for all other agencies in 2015.
These figures represent only the minimum expenditure of the PR team, which is the code of the public relations budget.
For example, the code for the "logo, advertising display and Identification Board" may include a logo for the public, but it may also include a logo used by an internal agent.
Also, when writing a contract for multiple services, the entire bill is coded no matter which service is the most expensive.
Assuming that if the federal government hires someone to engage in public relations activities for $90,000, but they also do signage work for $90,001, then $180,001 will all be attributed to signage spending.
The sector with the highest proportion of spending in public relations budgets is the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, which has been trying to spread awareness of the five of themyear-
An old institution specializing in the regulation of financial products and services.
Mike Enzi, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee (R-Wyoming).
"As the pressure on limited federal resources grows, it is critical to understand what federal government spending on public relations activities and which federal agencies spend the most, enqi said in a statement.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, who responded to the reports, said President Obama "has made it a priority to interact with the public, interact with news forces and be as transparent as possible, the Washington Times reported.
"The work needs to be of interest to move this forward and help the American people to know exactly what the government is doing," added earnest: "Our priorities and our success in implementing the agenda set by President Obama. ".
Given that the 2015 deficit in the US is $439 billion, some delegates may be interested in revisiting the average salary of $90,000 for PR employees.
The agency with the lowest public relations spending is the Securities and Exchange Commission, perhaps because even the best public relations people can't make the agency look interesting.