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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

David Wise, Director of Physical Infrastructure Issues, GAO

The three biggest landlords in the federal government don't know how much federal agencies are actually using their own property. The Government Accountability Office reports one thinks almost all of its warehouses are in use, when in reality some of them are sitting empty and forgotten. David Wise is Director of Physical Infrastructure Issues at the GAO. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared the latest results in the ongoing effort to rightsize the federal real property portfolio.

Tags: David Wise , GAO , In Depth

Monday - 11/17/2014, 04:17pm EST
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Increasing building security may be a problem for FPS, GAO says

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has said he wants to increase security at federal buildings. But the FPS, the agency responsible for doing so, may not be up to the task. GAO's Mark Goldstein said the FPS has a number of long-standing problems to solve before it can adequately protect anyone.

Tags: building security , workforce , DHS , GAO , FPS , Mark Goldstein , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Jeh Johnson , Matt Wingfield , management , contracting

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 02:46pm EST
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Mark Goldstein, Director of Physical Infrastructure Issues, GAO

After a gunman opened fire at Canada's National War Memorial and Parliament, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said he wants to beef up security at federal buildings. But as Mark Goldstein, GAO's director of physical infrastructure issues, explained on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, more security means a greater workload for the Federal Protective Service. Reports from the Government Accountability Office show the small agency isn't always prepared for new threats.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Mark Goldstein , GAO , building security , DHS , Federal Protective Service , workforce

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 08:36am EST
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Lots of loot for the taking in GSA's open-floor headquarters

Thieves would like GSA's new open-floor design, the inspector general finds.

Tags: GSA , workspaces , Emily Kopp

Monday - 10/20/2014, 11:35am EDT
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GSA awards DHS headquarters contract to Grunley, Shalom Baranes

Phase two of the Department of Homeland Security's $4.5 billion renovation project at St. Elizabeths is moving forward. The General Services Administration on Tuesday awarded two construction companies with a contract that will help consolidate the agency's office space.

Tags: Grunley Construction Company , Shalom Baranes Associates , DHS , GSA , St Elizabeths , Jory Heckman ,

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 10:27am EDT

GAO: More detail needed from GSA on swap-construct exchanges

If the General Services Administration wants to swap its underutilized assets for private sector properties, it needs to provide more detailed information to potential responders, says a new Government Accountability Office report.

Tags: GAO , GSA , swap-construct exchange , FBI , Michael OConnell , real estate

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 04:13pm EDT

Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

The size of cubicles and offices at federal buildings is shrinking and feds have a lot to say about it. Federal News Radio's Web Manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with details. Read the related story.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , office space , real property ,

Friday - 08/08/2014, 07:22am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Does size matter when it comes to your cubicle? It's up for debate. Five of the largest agencies tell a House panel that they are trimming the total square footage per employee by at least 50 percent. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the shrinking federal office space. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: Jason Miller , real property

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 08:47am EDT
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