The Social Security Administration recently established an office for helping Native Americans. The agency, in its words, wants to elevate and centralize efforts devoted to tribal members and Alaska Natives.
The Mayor of the District of Columbia recently urged the federal government to get its people back in their offices or give up millions of square feet. The city has ambitious economic goals that could, in its view, make better use of the space.
The ongoing question of whether federal employees with offices in the District of Columbia will return four or five days a week, is not just a matter of restaurants and retail stores. The commercial real estate industry, which houses all of these elements, is also looking at a cloudy crystal ball.
Maryland lawmakers are making one final pitch to the Biden administration to bring the FBI’s new headquarters to their state. The Maryland delegation met with officials from the General Services Administration on Wednesday, before a final decision is made on a new headquarters for the FBI.
In today's Federal Newscast: Powerful Virginia lawmakers, of all stripes, are making a final pitch to land the new FBI HQ in their state. Some GOP Congressmen are asking FEMA's top manager about COVID-related decisions. And OPM has selected finalists for the Presidential Management Fellows Program.
On October 6, 2022, the Biden Administration released updates from 25 agencies covering their climate adaptation and resilience program progress over the past year.
President Joe Biden has fired the embattled Architect of the Capitol, the official who oversees the Capitol complex. The White House said Monday that Brett Blanton’s appointment was terminated. It comes as House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he’d lost confidence in Blanton’s ability to do the job. An inspector general report released last year found “administrative, ethical and policy violations” by Blanton, including that he abused his government vehicle and misrepresented himself as a law enforcement official. At a House hearing last week, Blanton also faced fierce questions about Capitol tours he allowed and sometimes conducted despite pandemic restrictions.
A new study found NIST is losing equipment and research hours due to run down buildings that require deferred maintenance.
For various reasons, defense contractors have quite a bit of Defense Department property in their possession. But DoD can only guesstimate how much it's all worth.
The General Services Administration unveiled its Workplace Innovation Lab at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. with five furniture vendors to demonstrate what the office space of the future could look like.
The Agriculture Department has restored staffing levels after attrition following 2019 research facility relocations, but the new workforce has overall less job experience and is less racially diverse.
The General Services Administration has been busy since passage of the American Rescue Plan two years ago and, most recently, the Inflation Reduction Act. GSA is applying funds to fulfill several parts of the President's Management Agenda.
D.C. would like all that excess federal office space given up.
A comprehensive spending bill for the rest of fiscal 2023 outlines a plan for federal buildings, including a way forward for the headquarters of two federal law enforcement agencies.