$53 million “unassigned” at BBG

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Below is a list of Broadcasting Board of Governors offices and the dollar amount of contracts they signed from 1999 to 2018.
The BBG’s Office of Technology, Services and Innovation signed more than $150 million in contracts.
Interestingly, $53,206,734 in contracts were marked “unassigned,” which makes it difficult for taxpayers to know how that money was spent.
The 130 offices listed below signed a total of $1,393,249,355 in contracts from 1999 to 2018, federal records show.
The BBG was renamed the U.S. Agency for Global Media in August 2018.

Contracting Office Name Amount ($)
OFFICE OF CONTRACTS $768,242,252.76
BBG, OFFICE OF CONTRACTS $216,848,045.04
TECHNOLOGY, SERVICES&INNOVATION $152,791,440.90
UNASSIGNED $53,206,734.78
BROADCAST OPERATIONS, VOA/BO $34,494,696.96
OPERATIONS, TRAFFIC DIVISION $29,333,400.99
GREENVILLE TRANSMITTING STATON $27,530,076.78
ADMINISTRATIVE&SECRETARIAT OPERATIONS $15,543,558.00
OFFICE OF SECURITY $14,570,010.00
RESEARCH DIVISION (OPR) $8,931,378.00
BBG, GERMANY A240/1240/3240/6240 $6,218,346.42
NEA – NEAR EAST&CENTRAL ASIA DIV $5,637,368.76
BBG, OCB, OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION $5,375,923.50
BBG, TSI, KUWAIT (3445/6445) $3,985,745.37
BBG, TSI, SAO TOME (3568/6568) $3,983,819.91
OFFICE OF STRATEGY&DEVELOPMENT (OSD) $3,858,000.00
TSI EURASIA REGIONAL OFC-PRAGUE $3,740,850.99
DELANO TRANSMITTING STATION $3,625,121.49
VOA LONDON BUREAU $3,513,753.96
BBG, VOA LONDON BUREAU $2,648,358.99
VOA BANGKOK BUREAU $2,617,682.67
WEST AFRICA REGIONAL OFC – ACCRA $2,447,069.67
BBG, VOA BANGKOK BUREAU $1,971,195.00
EAST ASIA&PACIFIC LANGUAGE DIVISION $1,938,234.00
BBG, TSI, PHILIPPINES (3314/6314) $1,773,028.89
TSI WEST AFRICA REG OFFICE-ACCRA $1,667,179.98
BBG, TSI, THAILAND (3316/6316) $1,596,608.70
TSI EAST/SOUTH ASIA REG OF-BANGKOK $1,584,615.03
CENTRAL NEWS DIVISION, VOA/C $1,534,873.44
PERSONAL SERVICE CONTRACTS $1,534,626.00
TSI EAST AFRICA REG OFFICE-JOBURG $1,399,597.50
OFFICE OF DIGITAL&DESIGN INNOVATION $1,032,900.00
BBG, VOA DAKAR BUREAU $986,801.37
BBG, TSI, BOTSWANA (3511/6511) $823,423.35
HUMAN RESOURCES $691,839.00
VOA JOHANNESBURG BUREAU $660,227.19
THAILAND TRANSMITTING STATION $447,553.53
VOA ISLAMABAD BUREAU $444,030.00
BBG, VOA BEIJING BUREAU $393,840.00
BBG, VOA SEOUL BUREAU $340,320.00
VOA DIRECTORS OFFICE $326,614.65
VOA BEIJING BUREAU $288,747.00
ENGLISH PROGRAM DIV., VOA/X $273,000.00
OFFICE OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS $267,000.00
PERSIAN NEWS NETWORK $233,688.00
BBG, VOA ISLAMABAD BUREAU $232,590.00
BBG, VOA NAIROBI BUREAU $186,900.00
BBG, TSI, CNMI, TINIAN (1033/B010) $174,068.43
BBG, VOA MOSCOW BUREAU $170,215.98
OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS $163,800.00
BBG, VOA JOHANNESBURG BUREAU $137,639.13
AFRICAN LANGUGAGE DIV., SPECIAL PROJECTS $135,000.00
OFFICE OF BUSINESS DEV., SPECIAL PROJECTS $122,700.00
VOA JERUSALEM BUREAU $101,622.00
EUROPEAN LANGUAGE DIVISION $96,984.00
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT DIV. $90,000.00
BOARD OF GOVERNORS $87,750.00
BBG, VOA BROADCAST OPERATIONS DIV $56,691.09
KUWAIT TRANSMITTING STATION $47,535.00
BBG, VOA NEWS CENTER DIVISION $39,750.00
EURASIA LANGUAGE DIVISION $22,455.45
VOA NEW DELHI BUREAU $21,000.00
AFRICAN LANGUAGE DIVISION $8,625.00
SPECIAL ENGLISH AND MUSIC DIVISION $450.00
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