In today’s Federal Newscast, seven of the Homeland Security department’s Senate-confirmed positions are empty, and key Senators want the president to address the issue.
About a quarter of all federal leases held by the General Services Administration will expire within the next two years, giving the agency a big opportunity to renegotiate for long-term leases on buildings where agencies plan on staying put — and at a lower rate.
The 2020 president’s budget request keeps federal IT spending in 2020 about level with 2019. And the Analytical Perspectives on the budget released Monday indicate all is not well.
Dan Mathews, the commissioner of GSA’s Public Building Service, said Tuesday that the agency will focus the bulk of its attention in the coming years on right-sizing about 1,100 leases that make up the “vast majority of the money.”
As the Senate has a few extra weeks to work, here are several bills worth keeping an eye on this summer.
The General Services Administration says it wants to move away from leases in favor of federally-owned property.
The 2018 omnibus bill delivers 56 percent plus-up in DoD facility maintenance spending, but it’s not nearly enough to reverse years of underfunding.
More than 50 Environmental Protection Agency employees based in Las Vegas, Nevada will soon face the decision of relocating across the country, retiring or resigning.
Even assuming an active-duty force that’s significantly larger than the one that exists today, the Pentagon says it has 19 percent more facilities than it can use.
The General Services Administration honored 18 federal building projects at the 2016 Design Awards. Winners were recognized for their commitment to architecture, conservation, engineering and their impacts on the community.