This report explores planning, prioritization, and assessment of facilities and infrastructure (F&I) at a set of Federal laboratories
from the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and Department of Homeland Security that conduct national security
research and development. As the average age of Federal laboratory buildings increases, topping 34 and 57 years at Sandia National
Laboratories and the Naval Research Laboratory, respectively, there is concern over the future health and sufficiency of the U.S.
national security research enterprise. The study team reviewed relevant government documents; had discussions with F&I staff from
laboratories, Federal agencies, and architecture and engineering firms; and convened a workshop with national security and F&I
experts. This report identifies a number of barriers, such as the difficulty in capturing the impact of facilities and infrastructure on
mission, and strategies, such as engaging in benchmarking or other data sharing activities.