GAO urges agency collaboration to keep federal buildings safe
In a recent report, the Government Accountability Office identified building management as a high-risk area due to physical security challenges at federal facilities. Both the FPS and the GSA share responsibility for protecting the approximately 8900 federal buildings under GSA control. Over one million employees work at these facilities and members of the public seek services there as well. All depend on the government for security.
GAO said the two agencies have made progress in 2015, through drafting a joint strategy and resuming talks to update the 2006 memorandum of agreement that outlines their roles and responsibilities, but they haven’t achieved a full working partnership yet.