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Historic buildings throw wrench in agencies real-property efforts

In a new report, the Government Accountability Office found tighter budgets in recent years have constrained agencies' ability to maintain and repair historic buildings and that poor data practices have led to inconsistent and erroneous information on a database designed to track federal properties.

Tags: historic preservation , GAO , GSA , VA , NPS , management

Friday - 01/11/2013, 06:31pm EST

Mica: 'Mismanagement of assets is shameful'

Congressman John Mica says his top priority as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations is to cut agency waste, fraud and abuse beyond just the low hanging fruit. Mica's column is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Rise of the Money People.

Tags: John Mica , Congress , duplicative programs , financial management , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , House , Rise of the Money People

Friday - 04/12/2013, 04:21am EDT

From islands to log cabins, agencies struggle to offload excess property

The process of disposing of properties that have outlasted their usefulness to the government continues to vex agencies. As part of the special report, Rise of the Money People, Federal News Radio examines why the government has struggled with real-property management and the reform efforts on the table that could help make a difference.

Tags: Dorothy Robyn , GSA , excess property , financial management , Rise of the Money People

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 06:00am EDT
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OMB controller nominee Werfel would take deeper look at DoD's books

He outlines several priorities if confirmed, including further reducing improper payments and reducing the federal real property inventory. Werfel says DoD must better understand why a qualified audit helps them meet their mission.

Tags: management , Danny Werfel , Sen. Tom Carper , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , VA , DoD , NASA , DHS , financial management , improper payments , Consolidated financial audits ,

Wednesday - 09/16/2009, 06:46pm EDT
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Senate to trim 'land bank' of office space

Committee members said the rules governing how agencies dispose of property need to be updated.

Tags: Tom Coburn , Mark Begich , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Commit , Robert Peck , GSA , civilian BRAC , Jory Heckman

Monday - 06/13/2011, 08:27pm EDT

CBO finds bill to sell fed buildings cost-prohibitive

The President's proposal for a Civilian Property Realignment Board could cost agencies more money than the current system to dispose of unused federal property.

Tags: CBO , DoD , Darrell Issa , BRAC , Jory Heckman

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 02:13pm EDT

OMB sets up real property advisory committee

While Congress works on the law to create a new commission to dispose of excess federal civilian agency property, the Office of Management and Budget is getting a jumpstart on the process.

Tags: management , Jacob Lew , Tom Carper , Jeff Denham , OMB , GSA , civilian BRAC , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 12:36pm EDT

OMB to flesh out details of civilian BRAC effort

The administration expects to submit a legislative proposal to Congress by the end of April outlining how they will create a board to improve the process to dispose of excess property. OMB controller Danny Werfel said the White House will follow DoD's BRAC effort in many ways. Some lawmakers question OMB's leadership in this effort.

Tags: management , Danny Werfel , Eleanor Holmes-Norton , Jeff Denham , OMB , GSA , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , DoD , Anthony Principi , BRAC , Civilian Property Realignment Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/07/2011, 07:28am EDT
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Obama orders cuts in federal building costs

This could affect thousands of leases.

Tags: management , Barack Obama , OMB , White House , GSA , Rachel Stevens , DorobekInsider , Must Reads

Thursday - 06/10/2010, 02:16pm EDT

OMB to set new real property policy

Controller Danny Werfel says agencies have been developing inventories and now it's time to get rid of unneeded real estate. OMB also preparing to kick off cloud computing certification program. And administration's performance management portal under development.

Tags: IRMCO 2010 , management , technology , Danny Werfel , Vivek Kundra , Shelley Metzenbaum , OMB , GSA , DHS , DoD , Treasury , FDA , improper payments , cloud computing , FedRAMP , performance measurement

Tuesday - 04/13/2010, 06:52am EDT
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