requests, the beneficial outcomes that can be expected from maintenance and repair investment, and the risks posed by deteriorating buildings, infrastructure, systems, and components.

Chapter 3, “Data, Tools, and Technologies to Support Investments in Maintenance and Repair,” identifies an array of available and emerging technologies for data acquisition and tracking, indexes and models for measuring outcomes of investments in maintenance and repair, and predictive models for risk-based decision support.

Chapter 4, “Effective Practices for Investments in Maintenance and Repair,” describes strategic practices used by public-sector and private-sector organizations that would improve the outcomes of investments in maintenance and repair of federal facilities.

Chapter 5, “Communicating Outcomes and Risk,” focuses on strategies that federal facilities program managers can use to communicate more effectively with other decision-makers about the outcomes and risks associated with a given level of investment in facilities maintenance and repair.

Chapter 6, “Findings and Recommendations,” presents detailed information about the committee’s findings and restates its recommendations.

Chapter 7, “Implementing a Risk-Based Strategy for Investments in Federal Facilities’ Maintenance and Repair,” is intended to show how federal facilities program managers can put some of the report’s recommendations into action. It suggests ways to quantify the beneficial outcomes, and offers guidelines for developing a longer-range strategic plan, guidelines for developing an annual budget submission, and methods for identifying risks related to deteriorating facilities’ systems and components.

Appendixes A and B contain background information about the committee members and a list of committee meetings and briefings, respectively.

Appendix C is more technical than other sections of the report and is intended primarily for federal facilities managers. It provides some fundamentals of a risk-based approach, including basic principles of probability analysis, and examples of quantifying outcomes of maintenance and repair investments.

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