Less than a year after becoming secretary, Lonnie Bunch had to shutter the Smithsonian.
The Trump administration’s request for $1.8 billion to build a new FBI headquarters in Washington D.C. in the latest coronavirus spending bill has lost any steam.
Assistant Director of the FBI Information Management Division Arlene Gaylord joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for a verbal tour.
The Energy Department said it was unlikely local conditions in the National Capital Region would support fully ‘back to normal’ return for its employees. The department instead said it will enter into new telework agreements with employees who need more flexibilities.
Officials who want to finally trigger the long-predicted brain drain from federal agencies can probably do it rather quickly.
Field and local offices at the Social Security Administration are still closed to the public, with managers handling some in-person services on a case-by-case basis. Despite a series of cuts to its telework program before the pandemic, SSA hasn’t yet recalled large numbers of employees back to their offices.
An IG inspection found half a billion dollars in unfunded maintenance items at DoD health care facilities, including at least seven that could cause death or serious injuries.
Under a new master plan, the Department of Homeland Security will next focus on the construction of two new buildings on the St. Elizabeths campus in Washington, D.C.
The House Appropriations Committee’s draft spending bill sets aside $6 billion to modernize federal buildings and moves the Department of Homeland Security one step closer to a consolidated campus in the Washington metro area.
In both chambers of Congress, next year’s NDAA tells DoD it’s time to devote more energy toward understanding not just the cost of buying weapons, but the long-term cost of owning them.
Mike Sydla, the division director for Information Management Resources Logistics, Maintenance and Industrial Operations at Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, said keeping everything moving has meant embracing a new mindset but also keeping some workers in shipyards to continue fleet work.
The Government Publishing Office’s decision to bring employees back to the office came a little more than after the State Department began Phase One of its reopening strategy.
GSA’s inspector general found the government’s landlord would have seen even better results reducing lease extensions and holdovers if not for several administrative hurdles between PBS and its tenant agencies.
The Green Building Advisory Committee drafted a recommendation letter to the General Services Administration Renewable for piloting renewable energy outleasing on federal properties.