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Smart design can make federal offices more productive places to work

Even stodgy old federal buildings can benefit from the smart design the latest technological advances offer today's building designers.

Tags: Larry Melton , GSA , workspaces , Federal Drive , A New Era in Technology , technology , Green buildings , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 02:25pm EST
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GSA unveils new approach to office space

GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said a new approach to office space will save money and improve how agencies meet their missions. DHS, HHS, Interior and USDA all are on board to try out the Total Workplace initiative. Read the full story.

Tags: GSA , telework ,

Friday - 09/20/2013, 07:48am EDT

Federal buildings bask in Hollywood spotlight

The General Services Administration has raised more than $500,000 in the past three years by charging filmmakers a fee to shoot movies and television shows on federal property.

Tags: GSA , Shefali Kapadia , movies

Friday - 08/23/2013, 11:14am EDT

GSA trying innovative approaches to disposing of real property

GSA acting administrator Dan Tangherlini said the agency wants to work with Congress to offer creative ways for agencies to maximize their assets. In its own headquarters, the GSA is using modern techniques to save space.

Tags: Senate , GSA , federal real property , Freeze the Footprint , Dan Tanherlini , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Cogan Schneier

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 06:11pm EDT

GSA, Trump release plans for Old Post Office Building

After more than a year of negotiations, the General Services Administration and business magnate Donald Trump's organization have inked a deal to redevelop Washington, D.C.'s historic Old Post Office Building into a luxury hotel. Now it's up to Congress, which has 30 days to review the agreement, to finalize the deal.

Tags: excess property , Old Post Office Building , Donald Trump , Jack Moore

Thursday - 06/06/2013, 05:11pm EDT

Where there's smoke, there's more smoke

In most federal offices, the practice of on-the-job-smoking has gone with the wind, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But for some feds, isolated pockets for smokers outside the building need to be pushed even further downwind.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , federal report , smoking ,

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 02:00am EDT

Bill aims to reduce number of government buildings

The House passed a bill to establish a commission to get rid of underused federal buildings.

Tags: congress , House , Jeff Denham , civilian BRAC , OMB , federal real property

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 12:10pm EST
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House approves 'civilian BRAC' bill

The House has passed a bill that would set up a commission to help decide which unused buildings the government can dispose of.

Tags: congress , House , Jeff Denham , civilian BRAC , OMB , John Mica , federal real property

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 04:06pm EST

Smoke-free federal buildings bill closes smoking loophole

A new bill, introduced by Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.) would ban smoking in and near all federal buildings, closing a loophole that exempted many federal buildings from a 2008 directive banning smoking. Previous anti-smoking directives applied only to buildings under GSA's custody.

Tags: congress , House , Susan Davis , GSA , smoking ban ,

Friday - 11/11/2011, 08:23am EST
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