Facilities/Construction

NSA Administration building

Love the job, hate the parking

Agency has been dealing with employees complaints about parking for more than 60 years.

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)The General Services Administration (GSA) building is seen, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Washington. General Service Administrator Emily Murphy, the head of the obscure federal government agency that is holding up Joe Biden's presidential transition, appeared to know she might be facing a messy situation after the votes came in. Prior to Nov. 3, Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, held a Zoom call with Dave Barram, 77, a man who was in her shoes 20 years earlier during the contested 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Barram said he advised her to

GSA sets goals to shrink federal office space post-COVID, but needs to address maintenance backlog

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FILE - In this Friday, July 30, 2004 file photo, the U.S.S. Virginia returns to the Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton Conn., after its first sea trials. A Navy nuclear engineer with access to military secrets has been charged with trying to pass information about the design of American nuclear-powered submarines to someone he thought was a representative of a foreign government but who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent, the Justice Department said Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Jack Sauer, File)

House readiness panel ‘not messing around’ on deteriorating DoD depots

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Could AI help stave off the brain drain of federal retirement?

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How the Army plans to deal with ‘tons’ of stuff brought back from Afghanistan

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Peter Musurlian

An update on the Army’s push to better support service member families

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For federal accessibility managers, adding ‘A’ to new DEIA initiative is a welcome change

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This OES-16 East  GeoColor satellite image taken Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, at 11:40 a.m. EDT., and provided by NOAA, shows Tropical Storm Henri in the Atlantic Ocean. Henri was expected to intensify into a hurricane by Saturday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Impacts could be felt in New England states by Sunday, including on Cape Cod, which is teeming with tens of thousands of summer tourists. (NOAA via AP)

Agencies draw up new plans for preparing employees, federal facilities for climate change

A total of 23 agencies have detailed new climate change strategies, part of their response to a January executive order from President Joe Biden.

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GAO

A quarter of State Dept. facilities need serious maintenance, backlog growing

The maintenance backlog stands at about $3 billion and the number of facilities is growing faster than the budget.

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(Erin Scott/The New York Times via AP, Pool)Chairman Sen. Gary Peters., D-Mich., speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs & Senate Rules and Administration joint hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, to examine the January 6th attack on the Capitol. (Erin Scott/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Senators introduce bill to incentivize agencies to lease space they don’t need

The Saving Money and Accelerating Repairs Through (SMART) Leasing Act would allow agencies to sublease underutilized real estate to “any person or entity at fair market value,” including another federal, state, or local government agency.

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