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Fed buildings to get much-needed upgrades thanks to budget boost

The General Services Administration says it will finally be able to begin digging out of a backlog of deferred maintenance of federal buildings thanks to a boost in funding from the recently passed bipartisan spending bill. The spending bill, passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama last week, authorizes GSA to spend about $9.3 billion from the Federal Buildings Fund.

Tags: GSA , federal buildings , Dan Tangherlini , budget , 2014 appropriations , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 01:00pm EST

Critics say federal design-build construction contracts stifling competition

Representatives of the construction and building design industries told lawmakers Tuesday that agencies' practices in issuing design-build construction contracts are dissuading qualified contractors from even offering bids.

Tags: Congress , design-build contracts , American Institute of Architects , Army Corps of Engineers , James Dalton , Charles Dalluge , Randall Gibson , Jared Serbu , contracting , industry

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 04:15am EST
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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 buildings , Freeze the Footprint , Dan Tanherlini , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Cogan Schneier

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

GAO: Faulty system lists rat-infested federal buildings in excellent condition

The administration has set steep goals in slashing the number of excess federal properties and the costs associated with operating them. But the main resource for tracking federal properties is plagued by unsound data collection efforts, inconsistent standards and inaccuracies, according to a new Government Accountability Office review.

Tags: Danny Werfel , GAO , Tom Carper , real property ,

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 09:54pm EDT

Agency success breeds new real property disposal goals

OMB raised the savings or cost avoidance goal by $500 million by the end of 2012. Since March, agencies got rid of 1,400 excess or underutilized properties. But the government added 1,500 new ones to the list.

Tags: management , budget , OMB , Danny Werfel , David Baxa , Vista Technology Services , civilian BRAC , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/21/2011, 05:41am EDT
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House passes bill to streamline process for disposing of excess federal property

The House unanimously voted Tuesday to create a new process for disposing of the federal government's 14,000 excess properties, beginning with a pilot program to sell off more than a dozen of the most profitable facilities. Under the law, agencies would be able to keep a portion of the proceeds from the sale of real property. The bill would also create a comprehensive database compiling a list of all of the federal government's real property.

Tags: GSA , OMB , Jason Chaffetz , Mike Quigley , Jeff Denham , civilian BRAC , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , federal property , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 07:50pm 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 buildings ,

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 buildings ,

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

CBO to estimate cost of real property proposal

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said he supports the administration's plan to make it easier to get rid of excess property at civilian agencies.

Tags: management , Darrell Issa , Jeff Zients , Tom Carper , Jeff Denham , Danny Werfel , Doug Elmendorf , OMB , CBO , BRAC , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/06/2011, 06:57am EDT