State Faces Challenges in Sizing Facilities and Providing for Operations and Maintenance Requirements

July 2010
GAO Reports;7/20/2010, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article explores the challenges of the government in sizing its facilities and in providing for operations and maintenance requirements in the U.S. It notes that the Department of State has started a multibillion dollar program to replace and secure old diplomatic facilities and constructed new embassy compounds (NECs). A study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the NECs failed to meet the functionality needs of overseas missions and presented operations challenges.


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