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Bill aims to save government billions of dollars on leased space

The legislation represents a "limited, tremendous" opportunity to fix the General Service Administration's leasing process, as half of federal buildings' leases expire soon.

Tags: GSA , real estate , legislation , Dena Levitz , Bill Shuster , andre carson

Monday - 05/18/2015, 05:08pm EDT

Officials: No known link to terrorism in DC power outages

D.C. Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management spokeswoman Robyn Johnson says about 8,000 customers in Washington were affected Tuesday afternoon.

Tags: power outage , Pepco , DHS , management , Robyn Johnson , Sean Kelly ,

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 01:43pm EDT

From the Old Post Office to FBI headquarters, GSA gets creative with federal property

As the government's landlord, the General Services Administration is coming up with creative approaches for how agencies can consolidate their workforces, rethink their office spaces and dispose of excess properties. In our latest special report, Federal News Radio takes an in-depth look at two projects receiving a lot of buzz: the renovation of the Old Post Office building and the relocation of the FBI headquarters.

Tags: GSA , OMB , Freeze the Footprint , PBS , Norman Dong , Denise Turner Roth , David Mader , Old Post Office Building , FBI , CPRA , Civilian Property Realignment Act , Trump , David Orowitz , Ander Crenshaw , House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Ser , Michael OConnell , real property , exclusive

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 02:51am EDT

OMB targets further federal office space reductions

David Mader, the controller of the Office of Management and Budget, will issue a memo today requiring agencies to set an annual square foot reduction target and to adopt space design standards for future office space. The Reduce the Footprint memo builds on the 2013 Freeze the Footprint policy that saw a reduction of more than 20 million square feet of office space.

Tags: management , real property , OMB , Dave Mader , GSA , Civilian Property Realignment Act , Freeze the Footprint , Reduce the Footprint , office space , exclusive , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 06:00am EDT
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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 , Public Buildings Service , Ander Crenshaw , budget , St. Elizabeths Hospital , DHS , Emily Kopp

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

Acting administrator says GSA 'stronger than ever before'

Acting Administrator Denise Turner Roth wants to build on the past successes of the General Services Administration. This includes a new Total Workforce Initiative to grow talent development at the GS-7 through GS-11 levels.

Tags: Denise Turner Roth , GSA , hiring , workforce , FBI , St. Elizabeths , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 04:32pm EST
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From scandal's aftermath to 18F, Tangherlini reflects on tenure at GSA

When Dan Tangherlini took over as the General Services Administration administrator in 2012, it was embroiled in the aftermath of the conference scandal. Stepping down after three years later, he reflects on how the agency has transformed itself.

Tags: Dan Tangherlini , GSA , PBS , FSA , FITARA , data benchmarking , Beth Cobert , OMB , Norman Dong , 18F , information technology , Technology , In Depth , Michael OConnell

Friday - 02/20/2015, 05:10pm EST
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Longer leases, improved space utilization key to big savings for GSA

With half of all federal leases in the D.C. region expiring in the next five years and a "buyers market" in real estate, the federal government faces a huge cost-saving opportunity. A House round table discussion examined how the General Services Administration could take advantage of this "perfect storm".

Tags: GSA , PBS , House , Congress , House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management , Lou Barletta , Darren Blue , Scott Homa , Jones Lang LaSalle , Michael Reidy , Savills Studley , Michael OConnell , Freezing the Footprint

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 04:48pm EST

Mark Goldstein, Physical Infrastructure Issues Director, GAO

The Homeland Security Department is falling short on securing federal buildings from cyber attack. Your office may be vulnerable to attacks that would keep you from getting in or out, or could make the climate in the building unbearable. It may even encounter other problems that could impact the ability of your agency to meet its mission. Mark Goldstein is director of Physical Infrastructure Issues at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said building security is far more complicated than it used to be.

Tags: Mark Goldstein , GAO , DHS , In Depth

Monday - 01/19/2015, 04:40pm EST
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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 , Public Buildings Service , GSA , FEMA , FBI , management , Michael OConnell

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