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OMB raised the savings or cost avoidance goal by $500 million by the end of 2012. Since March, agencies got rid of 1,400 excess or underutilized properties. But the government added 1,500 new ones to the list.
The House unanimously voted Tuesday to create a new process for disposing of the federal government's 14,000 excess properties, beginning with a pilot program to sell off more than a dozen of the most profitable facilities. Under the law, agencies would be able to keep a portion of the proceeds from the sale of real property. The bill would also create a comprehensive database compiling a list of all of the federal government's real property.
The President's fiscal 2013 budget requests calls on agencies to "redouble" efforts to cut wasteful spending through government reorganization and cuts to improper payments.
The House passed a bill to establish a commission to get rid of underused federal buildings.
The House has passed a bill that would set up a commission to help decide which unused buildings the government can dispose of.
Rep. Jeff Denham, who is sponsoring a proposal that would create a civilian BRAC-style process for federal buildings, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the proposal.
Committee members said the rules governing how agencies dispose of property need to be updated.
While Congress works on the law to create a new commission to dispose of excess federal civilian agency property, the Office of Management and Budget is getting a jumpstart on the process.