Part of the Obama Administration’s Campaign to Cut Waste has focused on federal real estate. To keep track of the program’s progress, The White House has created an interactive map that visualizes a sampling of about 14,000 buildings currently designated as excess. These properties range from sheds to underutilized office buildings and empty warehouses.
Many of these assets will be disposed through demolition and transfers. Every excess asset taken off the books represents progress in the form of reduced operating and maintenance expenses, which cost taxpayers almost $190 million a year.