A quarter of State Dept. facilities need serious maintenance, backlog growing

One in four State Department embassies and other facilities are, in the department’s own estimation, in terrible shape. In fact the maintenance backlog stands at about $3 billion. The number of facilities is growing faster than the budget. Is there a way out? For some possible answers, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to two auditors at the Government Accountability Office. Catina Latham is acting director for Physical Infrastructure, and Jason Bair is director for International Affairs and Trade issues. They discussed some of their findings on State Department facilities.