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The federal government spends billions of dollars to operate and maintain its real property assets, which include buildings, roads, and bridges. Agencies are responsible for managing these assets efficiently and cost-effectively.
We identified 6 key characteristics of effective asset management.
A survey of planning procedures for computer resources in the Department of the Interior showed that the National Park Service had not complied with the plans and decisions of the central automatic data processing policy officer of the Department.