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The General Services Administration (GSA) spends billions of dollars annually to maintain federal buildings and lease office space. For major leases and repairs, GSA seeks approval from Congress through its "prospectus process.
The General Services Administration and Office of Management and Budget oversee the Technology Modernization Fund, which awards federal agencies funds to replace aging IT systems. Congress provided an initial $175 million in funding, from which 11 projects received $89 million.
Managing federal real property and disposing of it when it isn't needed is a longstanding challenge that has been on our High Risk List since 2003.
A 2016 law set up a process that tests ideas for speeding up sales of unneeded properties and covering sale costs.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) coordinates the nation's drug control policy. ONDCP's responsibilities include tracking and publicizing information about federal grants that fund drug control activities, such as prevention and treatment.
To promote transparency in federal government spending, the Department of the Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget are responsible for ensuring that federal spending information reported by federal agencies and published on USAspending.gov is accurate and complete.
From January 2017 until they were revoked in January 2021, a series of deregulatory executive orders required agencies to reduce federal regulations and overall regulatory costs.
We reviewed five agencies that collectively implemented more than half of the deregulation.
The CARES Act mandates that we monitor the federal government's pandemic response. We reviewed federal agencies' plans for workers to reenter the workplace safely.
Agencies drafted workplace reentry plans shortly after most civilian feds shifted to telework.
The General Services Administration developed an "online marketplace program" to make it easier for agencies to buy commercially available products, e.g., office supplies.
GSA started testing the program since our 2018 report, contracting with 3 online marketplace providers.