The General Services Administration wants Congress to secure funding for the billion-dollar project before it takes any more steps toward a new FBI headquarters.
The government has a real estate portfolio of approximately 273,000 buildings, many of which are standing vacant. Joe Brennan, director of government investor services, and Lucy Kitchin, senior vice president at the real estate firm JLL, join Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss some important trends in federal real estate.
The General Services Administration is loaning out Norman Dong, commissioner of the Public Buildings Service (PBS), to the private sector. Dong’s departure leaves a vacancy in GSA’s top leadership, as the agency works to plan a new FBI headquarters and answer questions regarding conflicts of interest around the Trump International Hotel.
Of the Army’s buildings, 22 percent now meet the Defense Department’s criteria for “poor” or “failing” condition. The service faces a backlog of $10.8 billion in deferred maintenance projects.
Public-private leasing and compiling a comprehensive database of government facilities are part of a handful of bills aimed at managing federal real property.
A recent GAO investigation found that at a number of VHA facilities, lack of knowledge, skill and personnel in the human resources offices is hampering the administration in achieving its medical mission.
Departments and agencies are jumping on the video bandwagon and giving the world a look inside some of their facilities.
Our hunger for more guidance from the Trump administration stems from what we’re used to from the last 24 years of administrations.
Federal real property management for another year is included on the Government Accountability Office’s High-Risk List. Auditors say the government’s excess properties, reliance on leasing, and facilities security are challenges it must face to get off the list.
Is the D.C. metro area in danger of losing its national title as Weather Wimp Center? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that might be the case.
The Agriculture Department’s National Finance Center, which provides payroll for 650,000 federal employees, has been hit by a tornado and is under its continuity of operations plan.
The Agriculture Department’s National Finance Center, which provides payroll for 650,000 federal employees, has initiated its continuity of operations plan after New Orleans was hit by severe weather.
The General Services Administration is leasing 20 spaces for high-security government business, in buildings owned by foreign companies. Federal auditors say that doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a threat to security, but urged GSA to start informing agencies about foreign owners during acquisition.
Some powerful members of Congress have wondered aloud whether more federal agencies should be moved out of Washington. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) says that would put them closer to the people they regulate. Bob Tobias, professor in the key executive leadership program at American University, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin that’s not such a good idea.
The House Armed Services Committee’s top Democrat said Thursday that he plans to reintroduce legislation that would allow the Defense Department to conduct a new round of base realignments and closures (BRAC).