21st Century Government
to Cut Waste

President Obama and Vice President Biden launch the Campaign to Cut Waste, which will hunt down and eliminate misspent tax dollars in every agency and department across the Federal Government.

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President Obama has consistently made clear that he will strive to lead the most open, efficient, and accountable government in history. Over the last four years, new initiatives have increased public participation in government and improved citizens' everyday lives.

Excess Federal Buildings Interactive Map

The Federal Government is the biggest property owner in the United States and billions of taxpayer dollars are wasted each year on government properties that are no longer needed. The President has proposed a Civilian Property Realignment Board to help the Federal government cut through red tape and politics to sell or get rid of property it no longer needs, saving taxpayers $15 billion over the first three years the Board is fully up and running.

There are roughly 14,000 buildings and structures currently designated as excess and thousands of others that are underutilized. These properties range from sheds to under-utilized office buildings and empty warehouses. Over 7,000 are plotted on the Excess Federal Buildings Interactive Map, zoom in to see Excess Properties in your state and around the country.

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