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Dorothy Robyn, Former GSA

The White House wants agencies to double their use of renewable energy. Agencies have until 2016 to come up with $2 billion in energy savings performance contracts above and beyond what they've already committed to. Dorothy Robyn is the former commissioner of the Public Buildings Service at the General Services Administration. She joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss what agencies can do to take on this new push.

Tags: GSA , energy savings , PBS , Federal Drive

Friday - 05/16/2014, 02:15pm EDT
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Dorothy Robyn, Former Commissioner, General Services Administration

Shrinking the federal government's real estate holdings is the goal of seemingly every administration. But "the budgetary rules that govern investment in these assets are a blunt instrument that does serious collateral damage," Dorothy Robyn, former commissioner of the Public Buildings Service at the General Services Administration, wrote in an article for the Brookings Institution. Robyn gave her insight to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on what she sees as the biggest problems in federal property management.

Tags: GSA , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Friday - 05/02/2014, 09:40am EDT
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GSA buildings commissioner Dorothy Robyn stepping down in March

Dorothy Robyn, the commissioner of the General Services Administration's Public Buildings Service, will be leaving her post in March. GSA will name her replacement at a later date.

Tags: GSA , Public Buildings Service , federal buildings , people , Michael OConnell , Shakeup at GSA

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 03:13pm EST

Federal Drive Show Blog - December 18, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Bill Lewis , Pete Marra , Max Stier

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 09:43am EST

GSA's green energy testing benefits federal buildings, commercial manufacturers

GSA tests new energy-saving technologies in its own buildings, to help the government save money and manufacturers realize opportunities in the commercial sphere.

Tags: Public Buildings Service , GSA , Energy , green energy , technology , federal buildings , Federal Drive

Friday - 12/20/2013, 03:32pm EST
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Leading the GSA's Public Buildings Service

Dr. Robyn leads one of the largest and most diversified public real estate organizations in the world.

Dorothy Robyn
Commissioner
Public Buildings Service
General Services Administration

Tags: management , IBM Center for the Business of Government , Business of Government Hour ,

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 12:16pm EDT
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Leading the GSA's Public Buildings Service

Dr. Robyn leads one of the largest and most diversified public real estate organizations in the world.

Dorothy Robyn
Commissioner
Public Buildings Service
General Services Administration

Tags: management , IBM Center for the Business of Government , Business of Government Hour ,

Thursday - 05/30/2013, 12:43pm EDT
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Congress pressures agencies to speed up office consolidations

Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management want to know why the NRC spent millions of dollars to renovate office space it may never use. DHS and HHS were praised by the committee for their approach to consolidating office space.

Tags: GSA , NRC , management , real estate , real property , Freeze the Footprint , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Jason Miller , Lou Barletta , HHS , DHS , Ned Holland , Jeffery Orner , William Borchardt

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 06:12am EDT
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Federal Drive Interviews -- April 9, 2013

We continue our weeklong series, Rise of the Money People, by interviewing Dorothy Robyn, commissioner of the Public Buildings Service at GSA. Dr. James Kelly, a neurologist and director of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence on the campus of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. discusses a treatment plan for traumatic brain injuries. Steve Ressler, founder and president of GovLoop, joins the Federal Drive to offer a peek at what's in the "Getting Into Government: A Guide for High Achievers." Employment lawyer Lynne Bernabei provides a closer look at Question 21 in Legal Loop. Michelle Sager, director of strategic issues at GAO, talks about the new report on the sale of political intelligence concerning the Stock Act.

Tags: GAO , Steve Ressler , Lynne Bernabei , Dr. James Kelly , Michelle Sager , GovLoop , Walter Reed National Medical Center , GSA , Bernabei and Watchel

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 11:44am EDT

From islands to log cabins, agencies struggle to offload excess property

The process of disposing of properties that have outlasted their usefulness to the government continues to vex agencies. As part of the special report, Rise of the Money People, Federal News Radio examines why the government has struggled with real-property management and the reform efforts on the table that could help make a difference.

Tags: GSA , excess property , real property , financial management , Rise of the Money People

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 06:00am EDT
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