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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) and the military services' management of real property assets, focusing on: (1) principle findings on DOD's strategy for management of real property and how the services determine and prioritize maintenance needs and allocate resources to them; (2) promising practices in facilities maintenance by nonmilitary entities; (3) some barriers that the services face in implementing such practices; (4) GAO's recommendations on how DOD could improve its real property management; and (5) the steps DOD has told GAO it is taking in response to GAO's testimony.

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