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After Denver hospital debacle, VA should leave building to the pros

Having the Army Corps of Engineers take over the Denver hospital project is no doubt an embarrassment to VA. But it's a great opportunity to ask tough questions about whether VA should even be in the construction business at all, Federal News Radio's Francis Rose says in a new commentary.

Tags: Francis Rose , commentary , Veterans Affairs Department , Denver , buildings , construction , Office of Construction and Facilities Management , Kiewit-Turner , Army Corps of Engineers

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 03:33am EDT

Guilty plea from former GSA official Jeff Neely

The ex-Public Buildings Service regional commissioner admitted to charging GSA for a vacation he took at the M Resort Spa Casino Las Vegas.

Tags: Jeff Neely , GSA , fraud , Shakeup at GSA , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 04/01/2015, 12:23pm EDT

FBI land swap concerns dominate GSA budget hearing

The plan to swap the FBI's current building in downtown Washington for an as-yet-unnamed site in the metro region is causing consternation on Capitol Hill. Some members used a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing to share their concerns with GSA's new leader, Denise Turner Roth.

Tags: Denise Turner Roth , GSA , FBI , federal buildings , Ander Crenshaw , budget , St. Elizabeths Hospital , DHS , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 05:35pm EDT

Public Buildings commissioner wants to help agencies consolidate, modernize workspace

Commissioner Norman Dong sees the Public Buildings Services' role as helping other agencies cut administrative costs and creating more collaborative places to work.

Tags: Norman Dong , GSA , FEMA , FBI , management , federal buildings , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 05:19pm EST

André Mendes, Director of Global Operations, Broadcasting Board of Governors

When the General Services Administration wanted to move about 60 Broadcasting Board of Governors employees from a building close by to one several blocks away, the BBG seized the opportunity. The agency countered with a plan to renovate the offices on the fourth floor of the Wilbur J. Cohen Building. Phase one of the new open-office plan is almost complete and is changing the interior look of the 76-year-old building. André Mendes is director of Global Operations at BBG. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss how he settled into his new office.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , GSA , Andre Mendez , Broadcasting Board of Governors , renovations

Monday - 09/29/2014, 04:00pm EDT
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FBI narrows down final locations for new headquarters

The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations wants to know how agencies plan to dispose of and consolidate more than 7,000 federal properties worth $350 billion. On the same day, the FBI announced the finalists for the site of its consolidated relocation.

Tags: Ariel Levin-Waldman , GSA , OMB , GAO , Veterans Affairs , David Mader , Michael Gelber , David Wise , James Sullivan , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , FBI , management , real property disposal , Freeze the Footprint

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 06:21pm EDT

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: Dorothy Robyn , GSA , federal buildings , People , Michael OConnell , Shakeup at GSA

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 03:13pm 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: Dorothy Robyn , GSA , Energy , green energy , Technology , federal buildings , Federal Drive

Friday - 12/20/2013, 03:32pm EST
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GSA picks DoD installations chief Robyn to head Public Buildings Service

Dorothy Robyn, who for the last three years has overseen the Defense Department's military facilities and buildings, has been named to head the General Services Administration's embattled Public Buildings Service.

Tags: GSA , DoD , Dorothy Robyn , Dan Tangherlini , Shakeup at GSA , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 07:37pm EDT

GSA testing new energy-saving technologies at federal buildings

The General Services Administration plans to roll out a dozen new technologies designed to better measure and manage energy use in federal facilities, the agency announced Wednesday. The new technologies, part of GSA's Green Proving Ground program, will be used in federal buildings across the country where their effectiveness will be evaluated by GSA and the Energy Department's National Laboratories.

Tags: Dorothy Robyn , Green Proving Ground , Technology , GSA , sustainability , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 09/26/2012, 07:58pm EDT
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