$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 NameAmount ($)
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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