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The federal government owns over $50 billion worth of facilities to house its employees and their activities, including the military services. The kinds of facilities primarily include military installations of all types, and civilian agency office buildings, warehouses, and certain special facilities. The acquisition cost of land and structures for these facilities was between $50 billion and $60 billion and the annual cost of operating, maintaining, and renovating these facilities is over $6 billion. The managerial and technical functions needed to operate these facilities involve space utilization and requirements; acquisition by lease, construction, purchase, or exchange; operation, maintenance, protection, and alterations and major repairs; and disposal.

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