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The Federal Protective Service (FPS) is responsible for protecting more than 9,000 federal buildings and ensuring the safety of the people within them. FPS is completely funded by the fees it charges agencies for its services.
Globally, millions are compelled to work under threat or coercion. U.S. law prohibits importing foreign goods produced by forced labor.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection can issue orders to detain shipments if it has reasonable evidence that the merchandise was made with forced labor.
Increasingly sophisticated threats underscore the need to bolster the cybersecurity of the nation—a topic on our High Risk List.
We and others have noted an urgent need to clearly define a central leadership role to coordinate government efforts.
Across the federal government, 45 programs provide servicemembers, veterans, spouses, and dependents with help establishing civilian careers, including education and employment services.
The programs frequently provided similar services to similar populations.