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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

FPS ramps up reform efforts, again

Eric Patterson, director of the Federal Protective Service, said at a recent hearing that reworking the agency's current reform programs will help to improve past issues of training, communication and security.

Tags: security , hiring , DHS , FPS , SECURE Facilities Act , ramp , House Homeland Security Committee , facility security , Eric Patterson , Mark Goldstein , training , management , Courtney Thompson

Monday - 07/18/2011, 01:23pm EDT

See Something, Say Something expands to feds

All federal buildings owned or managed by GSA will have their walls adorned with posters and signs with a message from DHS. We get details from GSA's Larry Melton.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , DHS , GSA , FPS , building security , Larry Melton

Friday - 12/17/2010, 09:41am EST
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