With visitor levels rising every year to the national parks, the National Park Service is on a long-term plan to increase accessibility to pretty much everyone. Federal Drive with Tom Temin discussed this with Jeremy Buzzell, chief of the national accessibility branch at NPS.
A new contracting project from the Department of Energy is helping the National Park Service save thousands of dollars a year in its smallest region by becoming more energy efficient.
Painters act like high-wire artists as restoration work continues on the Capitol Dome.
With hundreds of facilities throughout the U.S., the National Park Service has a big energy and water bill. It’s been using energy savings performance contracts to cut that bill. Federal Drive with Tom Temin discussed this with Doug Jacobs, the deputy associate regional director for lands, planning and design, and with spokewoman Jenny Anzelmo Sarles. Jacobs describes the unusual challenges facing an agency where so many of its facilities are outdoors.
Last September, the Postal Service’s inspector general reported on poor working conditions at a postal facility in New Mexico, finding that the heat and air conditioning hadn’t worked in six years and it had dangerous electric wiring as well as serious plumbing issues. That prompted the IG to wonder if the Postal Service had systemic facility problems. It started a series of nationwide inspections, starting with 20 facilities in the Washington D.C. area. On Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Keshia Trafton, OIG’s audit director, talked with Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu about her office’s findings so far.
The Navy is incorporating virtual environments and distance learning so sailors can get training they need and not spend long periods away from their duty stations. It’s all part of the long term effort known as Sailor 2025.
The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday later this month. Federal News Radio counts down the 10 most visited national parks.
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) wants DoD to recommend to Congress what bases need to be closed and let lawmakers vote on the closures individually.
For nearly two decades the General Services Administration has conducted an awards program for real property best practices. Alexander Kurien, deputy associate administrator in GSA’s Office of Asset and Transportation Management, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin GSA has put out the call for entries.
Architect of the Capitol workers are entering the final stretch in their restoration of the U.S. Capitol Dome. Work needs to be finished by the January 2017 inauguration.
Rep. Mark Meadows wants to see improved reporting on the results of grants, both qualitative and quantitative, to reduce instances of waste within 60 days.
The U.S. Capitol and its office buildings were briefly locked down Tuesday after suspects nearby shot at city police with a small machine gun
The American Postal Workers Union concluded a two year contract negotiation, securing pay raises, Cost of Living Adjustments, job security commitments and more for its members.
Better inventory management can save your agency millions of dollars and improve mission performance. The IBM Center for the Business of Government teamed with Northeastern University to come up with 10 ways agencies get boost inventory efficiency.
Lawmakers and agency heads are looking at ways the General Services Administration can better manage and maintain federal properties and offices.