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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

The General Services Administration sees a unique opportunity to reduce the federal government’s office footprint over the coming years, as agencies…

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House Democrats working towards infrastructure package

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House panel authorizes $1.6 billion bump for Coast Guard in 2020

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Budget decisions still not the Coast Guard’s strong suit, GAO says

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Key decisions on drones likely from Congress

By JOAN LOWY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations…

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Feds to feel the squeeze as cubicles and offices shrink

Federal workers to see as much as 50 percent less cubicle or office space as part of how agencies are reducing office space costs. Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.)…

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Lawmakers worried DHS losing faith in Federal Protective Service

The Federal Protective Service will no longer coordinate security at DHS headquarters on Nebraska Avenue in Northwest D.C. according to a May 1 memo from the agency’s chief security officer to the undersecretary for management. The memo was brought to light Wednesday by members of a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee at a hearing on the security of federal buildings. Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management,…

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