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Feds to feel the squeeze as cubicles and offices shrink

Federal workers to see as much as 50 percent less cubicle or office space as part of how agencies are reducing office space costs. Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) pressed GSA and others on their preparation to more efficiently deal with 100 million square feet of leased space that is scheduled to expire in the next five years.

Tags: management , real property , Lou Barletta , GSA , Norman Dong , Jeffrey Orner , DHS , DoD , HHS , EJ Holland , Freeze the Footprint , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Ariel Levin-Waldman

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 04:28am EDT
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Lawmakers worried DHS losing faith in Federal Protective Service

The Federal Protective Service will no longer coordinate security at DHS headquarters on Nebraska Avenue in Northwest D.C. according to a May 1 memo from the agency's chief security officer to the undersecretary for management. The memo was brought to light Wednesday by members of a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee at a hearing on the security of federal buildings. Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management, cited the DHS memo as a possible sign that "confidence in FPS may be eroding" from within DHS.

Tags: Congress , House , Lou Barletta , Eric Patterson , David Wright , FPS , DHS , building security , federal buildings

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 04:40pm EDT

Rep. Barletta wants new rules for SESers under investigation

Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) is sponsoring a bill that would impact the federal workforce as well as a bill to restrict the growth of federal real estate. Barletta is the chairman of the Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Tags: Lou Barletta , In Depth with Francis Rose , GSA , Government Employee Accountability Act , Public Buildings Savings and Reform Act , real property , Freeze the Footprint , management , Senior Executive Service , Cogan Schneier

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 02:19pm EDT
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GSA, lawmakers favor innovative approach to dispose of federal property

A roundtable sponsored by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee explored how public-private partnerships could work to get rid of federal property more quickly.

Tags: management , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , real property disposal , Lou Barletta , Kim Burke , Jones Lang LaSalle , Michael Allen , Hines Interest , OMB , Melissa Dawkins

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 05:28am EDT

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 , Jason Miller , Dorothy Robyn , Lou Barletta , HHS , DHS , Ned Holland , Jeffery Orner , William Borchardt

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 06:12am EDT
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GSA pounded for not moving excess property faster

Lawmakers at a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held at the Georgetown Heating Plant, blasted the General Services Administration for its handling of excess federal properties.

Tags: Congress , House , Jeff Denham , GSA , real property , John Mica , Flavio Peres , Esther Carey

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 05:56pm EDT

House lawmakers push PBS reform bill through first hurdle

House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management approved the Public Buildings Reform Act. It includes reducing GSA's Public Buildings Service workforce to 2008 levels and freezing SES bonuses through 2014 across the entire agency.

Tags: acquisition , management , GSA , Public Building Service , Jeff Denham , Russ Carnahan , Public Buildings Reform Act , Shakeup at GSA , workforce , Jason Miller , Larry Allen , Bob Suda , John Mica

Friday - 09/21/2012, 07:51am EDT
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Lawmakers putting GSA's new conference spending rules to the test

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee lawmakers were expected to ask the agency's inspector general to look into the 14th Annual SmartPay conference happening this week in Nashville. GSA says all conferences must go through a multi-step approval process, including those already in the planning stages for 2012 and beyond.

Tags: management , GSA , John Mica , Jeff Denham , Cynthia Metzler , Shakeup at GSA , conference spending , SmartPay , Mafara Hobson , Brian Miller , Eleanor Holmes Norton , oversight , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 05:44am EDT
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TSA no-show angers lawmakers as they get few answers about TWIC

Program to provide identification cards for maritime workers lags behind a similar DoD effort, and is causing decade-long problems.

Tags: House , John Mica , TSA , port security , TWIC , Transportation Worker Identification Credential , Coast Guard , Stephen Sadler , secure identity cards , Keith BieryGolick

Friday - 06/29/2012, 05:52pm EDT
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