In this Oct. 31, 2018, photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, Master Sgt. Matt Conn, a loadmaster with the 21st Airlift Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., directs an Army HMMWV into a C-17 Globemaster III at Ft. Knox, Ky., to assist Department of Homeland Security along the southwest border. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has left no doubt his top priority as leader of the military is making it more “lethal” _ better at war and more prepared for it. And yet, nothing about the military’s new mission at the U.S.-Mexico border advances that goal.  (Airman First Class Daniel A. Hernandez/U.S. Air Force via AP)

DoD’s real estate issues no longer a ‘high risk’ area, GAO says

In the latest biennial update on Tuesday, the Government Accountability Office removed DoD real property issues from its High Risk List. But DoD is still…

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DoD says it has 19 percent more facilities than it needs, even assuming a larger military

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GSAThe U.S. Courthouse Annex in Salt Lake City, Utah, also won a GSA Design Award for architecture. (GSA)

Thinking outside the box: 17 federal buildings with award-winning design

The General Services Administration honored 18 federal building projects at the 2016 Design Awards. Winners were recognized for their commitment to architecture,…

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FBI headquarters project in danger of repeating past failures?

Congress warned the General Services Administration must find a good deal, meet financial and security requirements and remain fair when choosing a site…

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Senators crack down on agencies’ real property consolidation

A group of five senators introduced a bill that would add new incentives for agencies to sell or lease empty and under-used federal property. The Federal Property Management Reform Act also sets stricter requirements for keeping track of federal buildings.

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