Ernst tells top ‘naughty list’ agencies to use or sell underutilized office space

Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee Ranking Member Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) says agencies still aren’t making effective use of their office space.

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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, federal law enforcement personnel patrol outside the Sandra Day O'Connor Federal Courthouse in Phoenix. The U.S. Marshals Service lacks the capability of adequately detecting threats against federal judges across the nation and uses outdated security equipment to protect judges’ homes, the Justice Department’s inspector general said Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Officers guarding fed facilities to get retention incentive amid staffing shortages

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FILE - The U.S. Capitol in Washington is pictured on Friday, August 5, 2022. Democrats pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, a compromise less ambitious than Biden’s original domestic vision but one that still meets party goals of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical costs and taxing immense corporations. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib, File)

Future budget resolution made tougher by present ‘laddered CR’

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General Services AdministrationRobin Carnahan and Chris Womack sign an agreement. Other officials are in the background.

Federal agencies in three southern states will get cleaner energy

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Nina Albert, the commissioner of the Public Buildings Service at GSA, speaks during the launch of the Workplace Innovation Lab. 
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GSA official who reshaped federal office space in pandemic era leaving government

A top Biden administration official who helped rethink federal buildings and office space for government employees, after pandemic-era work-from-home policies…

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An update on the Small Business Administration’s role in the Maui fires recovery effort

We all saw the devastation from the wildfires in Maui. One federal agency that plays a big role in helping people get their lives back together is the…

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‘We lost the bubble’: Defense officials acknowledge chronic underfunding that’s caused health, safety risks in military barracks

Service members at all 10 installations the Government Accountability Office visited said their living conditions were poor enough to take a toll on their mental health. Auditors found widespread problems like mold, nonexistent air conditioning, and concerns about crime because of broken locks, windows and security cameras.

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