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About the FFC


What We Do

The Federal Facilities Council (FFC) was established in 1953 as the Federal Construction Council. It operates under the auspices of the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment (BICE) of the National Research Council. The FFC's mission is to identify and advance technologies, processes, and management practices that improve the performance of federal facilities over their entire life-cycle, from planning to disposal. To achieve its mission, the FFC:

  • develops and disseminates facilities-related information through networking, conferences, workshops, and studies;
  • provides a forum to identify government-wide issues regarding facility planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and management;
  • convenes standing committee meetings to promote networking and information sharing among sponsor agencies;
  • deploys its findings through its reports published by the National Academies Press.

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Who We Are

Funding for the FFC is provided annually by sponsor federal agencies through individual memberships. All activities of the FFC are open to all federal employees within the sponsor agencies at no charge. The FFC Sponsor Agencies are the following:

U.S. Department of Agriculture; Agricultural Research


U.S. Department of the Air Force


U.S. Department of the Army

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Defense


U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Homeland Security


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Department of Navy

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Architect of the Capitol

General Services Administration

National Aeronautics & Space Administration

Smithsonian Institution

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

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