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In 2018, the administration released its government-wide reform plan aimed at making the federal government more efficient and effective. The Office of Management and Budget oversees the proposals with support from other lead agencies.
The Federal Protective Service protects about 9,000 federal facilities and their occupants.
FPS is part of the Department of Homeland Security, but it's been moved to two "parent agencies" within the department in the last 15 years.
In April 2005, GAO recommended that the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Kennedy Center) increase oversight of its management of federal funds, better comply with fire code, and conform to project management best practices.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has established a multibillion-dollar program--U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT)--to control and monitor the pre-entry, entry, visa status, and exit of foreign visitors.
Concerns have been raised that federal agencies may not have been considering locating facilities in rural areas, as required by the Rural Development Act of 1972 (RDA), despite recent advances in telecommunications technology.
The General Services Administration (GSA) did not devote enough management attention to the administration of the lease for the Columbia Plaza Building in Washington, D.C. Rather than planning ahead and avoiding problems, GSA waited too long and reacted to problems after they had occurred.