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Embassy Construction: Department of State Has Made Progress Constructing New Embassies, But Better Planning Is Needed for Operation and Maintenance Requirements
Jess T. Ford (au); Terrell G. Dorn (au)
In response to 2 bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998, the Dept. of State embarked on a $21 billion program to replace 201 insecure & dilapidated diplomatic facilities. In Nov. 2004, it was reported that State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), which manages the construction program, had implemented reforms to its planning, design, construction, & funding processes designed to quicken the construction process & prevent cost overruns. This report discusses OBO’s completion rates & costs for embassy construction projects & the impact the reforms & other factors have on completion rates. It also discusses the changes in the costs for operating & maintaining these new facilities. Includes recommend. Illus.
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