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In January 2003, GAO designated federal real property as a high-risk area due to long-standing problems with excess and underutilized property, deteriorating facilities, unreliable real property data, and costly space challenges.
The need to better protect federal facilities, coupled with federal budget constraints and the increased scrutiny of homeland security funding and programs, has prompted the need for U.S. agencies to measure the performance of their facility protection efforts.
In the 1962-74 time period, the Department of Defense (DOD) conducted a classified chemical and biological warfare test program--Project 112--that might have exposed service members and civilian personnel to chemical or biological agents.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the major management challenges and program risks confronting the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of State, and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), focusing on: (1) the management challenges DOD, State, and VA must address to improve the efficiency...