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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: Dorothy Robyn , GSA , energy savings , Federal Drive

Friday - 05/16/2014, 02:15pm EDT
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Victoria Hartke, General Services Administration

The General Services Administration is undertaking renovations of federally-owned buildings across the country. The modernized structures will save money, in part by reducing energy and water consumption. Locally, the agency has completed a makeover of the Parklawn Building in Rockville, Maryland. The once homely behemoth has gotten more than a face-lift. Victoria Hartke, director of the Office of Leasing at the General Services Administration's Public Buildings Service, spoke about the renovation with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Victoria Hartke , GSA , renovations , Parklawn Building , Federal Drive

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 01:09pm EDT
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Senators call for GSA chief to look at PBS structure

In a letter to Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini, a bipartisan group of senators called for an evaluation of the structure of GSA's Public Buildings Service, tying it to the wasteful spending of the Las Vegas scandal.

Tags: Public Buildings Service , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Congress , Dan Tangherlini , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Mark Pryor , Rob Portman

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 02:49pm EDT

GSA officials face tough questions, more investigations underway

Inspector General Brian Miller testified Monday that GSA's Region 9 remains under further investigation for potential bribery and kickbacks. Martha Johnson, the former chief of the General Services Administration, was hammered by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee over what she knew about a 2010 Las Vegas conference and when she knew it. Johnson resigned her post after an inspector general report detailed excessive spending at the $822,000 event.

Tags: GSA , Jeff Neely , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , spending scandal , Shakeup at GSA

Monday - 04/16/2012, 04:27pm EDT
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Public Buildings Service takes up Net Zero Challenge

Bob Peck, commissioner of GSA's Public Buildings Service, says his agency is leading by example in energy efficiency.

Tags: Bob Peck , GSA , Green Gov Symposium , Green government , Federal Drive , energy efficiency , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 10:46am EDT
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Herdt's IT experience helps make GSA's PBS greener, smarter

This week, host Jason Miller talks with Diane Herdt about GSA's initiative to use technology to improve the energy efficiencies of the buildings the government owns.
November 18, 2010 (Encore Presentation)

Tags: Diane Herdt , GSA , CIO , Ask the CIO , technology , Jason Miller , office space , Green government , REXUS , telework

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 01:29pm EST
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PBS explores new ways to utilize work space

Lance Davis, program manager of the Design Excellence Architecture program in the Public Buildings Service at the General Services Administration, tells Federal News Radio about new ways GSA is looking at office space.

Tags: Green government , workforce , office space , Lance Davis , GSA , Federal Drive , AFCEA IT Day

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 01:14pm EDT
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Filmmaker Ken Burns chronicles history of National Parks

The Washington, D.C. area is home to one of the largest concentrations of national parks in the country. But do you know what it took to make the National Parks what they are today? A new documentary on America's National parks airs all this week on public television.

Tags: newsstand , DOI , NPS , Ken Burns , Max Cacas

Monday - 09/28/2009, 06:49am EDT
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Hackers post phony Tupac story on PBS website

PBS officials say hackers have cracked the network's website, posting a phony story claiming dead rapper Tupac Shakur was alive in New Zealand, and a group that claimed responsibility for the hacking complained about a recent "Frontline" investigative news program on WikiLeaks.

Tags: PBS NewsHour , Twitter , Julian Assange , WETA-TV , David Fanning , WikiLeaks , Tupac Shakur , Michael Getler , LulzSec , Anne Bentley

Monday - 05/30/2011, 08:06pm EDT

'The Silence' explores church sex abuse in Alaska

Mark Trahant, reporter for PBS' FRONTLINE

Tags: Mark Trahant , FRONTLINE , Alaska , Native Americans , Catholic Church , sex abuse

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 07:16pm EDT
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